Sunday, September 24, 2006

There is knitting here....

I finished the IK baby kimono this morning. I put two buttons on it this time instead of one. I just don't like the ties on it as the pattern recommends.

This time I used merino wool sock yarn in more of a fingering/dk weight and like the weight of the sweater much better.

Yarn: Mill End yarn from Australia....got it on a knit swap website. The baby hat pattern is a short row hat pattern from the 2006 Knitting Pattern a Day calendar.
I also dyed some yarn this week. This was yarn that Alison sent me, it is lace weight wool. It was cream when I got it but then I dyed it with acid dyes a friend let me use. I am hoping this looks like raspberries & chocolate. There is just a little bit of chocolate in there.
I dyed the yarns, as is, in the little balls. I just squirted they dye into the ball. We shall see what it looks like when it is knit up. I think there is only enough there for a lacy scarf.

3 comments:

Kate said...

Oh sarah, the babykimono is beautiful.I'll dye tomorrow, so watch out in my blog.

Heather said...

Love the kimono! So pretty. The yarn turned out gorgeous.

African Kelli said...

Such a nice job Sarah! Love that kimono.