Tuesday, July 28

wool wool wool

Back so soon?!

Why yes, i am!

I finished spinning a sheep's worth of wool! YEA!
I did this for my OWL in the HPKCHC... I'm so glad i decided to do it too!

I decided I wanted to dye it with Wilton cake dye. I did a test dye of three different colors. Juniper, Leaf Green and Brown. I came to the conclusion that i would use Juniper with a dash of leaf green to liven it up a bit.


Leaf Green


Last night i just couldn't wait and and so started my dying experience.... Now i have 16 skeins of this yarn (2,065 yards) and wanted to have it all the same. So what does one do... puts it all into one dye bath. Right?!!


I shoved it all in to a 22 qt pot and couldn't even stir it around at all. Bad idea. Well it was all in and i just went with it hoping that it would work out.

It didn't:

Today i decided that I would dye it again in smaller batches. So I did and it helped... but i think i might dye it again. I'm not sure.

I keep going from I love it to i hate it. Very strong feelings i know, but maybe i just need to get use to it. I guess I'll see how i feel about it in the morning.

There are a few skeins of yarn that have a really dark spot or two on them...(you can see it in the picture below)I do have a few extra yards(about 500) so hopefully i won't have to use them. Or maybe it will just add to the oh-so-cool hand dyed look... one can hope:)

Oh have i mentioned that I'm going to knit the Central Park Hoodie out of this yarn?! Well i am!

Here is some pics of Truban, cause i know you all want to see little baby cuteness:)

He was laying on me and i snapped a few pictures so i can remember how cute and tiny he is... I know they grow all to fast. I love the little scowl on his face...

Friday, July 24

Truban Alexander

Here he is, Truban Alexander!

He was born on July 6th at 8:18am. Weighing in at 7lb 10oz, and 21" long.

We came up with his name from our grandpas. Truban was after my grandpa it was his last name and Alexander was Joe's grandpa.

He is a sweetie and we are all smitten with him! All 3 kids love him to pieces and want to hold him all the time. Gabe loves having a little brother and can't wait until he is bigger to do boy things with him ;)

I've been around, mostly on Ravelry... and if you want to see what I've been knitting lately check out my project page! The main thing I've been doing lately is spinning (the fiber i cleaned last summer) yarn to make a sweater out of. I'm almost done spinning it then I'll dye it. I'm excited about it!

I would say that I'll be back in a few days to post some more but the truth is that i'll be back when I'm back. Life is crazy and as much as I want to blog, really i do, i can't, right now be as consistent as i would like to be.... Maybe someday... Until then i hope your happy with me the way i am:)