Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Yarn Dying

Another of my daughter's very cool Christmas gifts
was sent to her from my mother in law. They sent her a yarn dying kit
for kids. Oh my, did she ever have fun with that! Yarn dying is
something we definitely want to do again. I didn't help her much (only with the heating, really)
but it was certainly fun to watch the process and especially to see her
get so excited about the project. She hasn't knit the yarn yet, but
I'll be sure to post a picture when she does. (the picture of the yarn was taken before she had added all of the colors. It looks much like a ball of rainbow now that it is finished.)

In addition to this yarn dying kit, they sent each girl a poncho my MIL had made, a hand art book for the three-year-old, a tiara making kit for the six-year-old and for the eight-year-old there was a Disney Princess learning to crochet kit. A final gift for all four girls was a craft bag with knitting needles, children's cookbooks, children's sewing project kits and other craft items. They really had the girls pegged!

Oh and one other thing, I put up the pattern for my cable socks here.


Wool Winder said...

Gifts that involve crafting and creativity are the best! Like the new look around here and thanks for sharing your sock pattern.

knitalittle said...

How cool, I would love to see how the yarn turns out and what you make with it. Have fun :)

Mama Bear said...

Fun stuff! I can't wait to see how the yarn turns out.

The sock pattern looks great!

kim said...

oh wow, that looks like fun! It's a kit?
If you have turmeric around the house, you could do some natural dye, just for the lesson :) LOL
Once we dyed cotton balls in tea and some in turmeric, and then tried to fluff them enough to spin into string. LOL!!

Hey, if I were to *start* knitting socks, being a newbie and all that, where would you recommend I start?

Lia said...

What a great idea! I am going to try dyeing some yarn this weekend - with Kool-aid!