Hand-dyed Baby

We, in our family, are in a constant state of excitement at the moment as my eldest daughter is, any time now, expecting her first baby! We already know it is a boy and there has been such a flurry of buying by various relatives that I am in a quandry as to what is left for me to buy. So I’m doing what I always do in a crisis (or a quandry) and crafting!

Some time ago I experimented with dyeing a 12-step colour wheel in procion dyes using an undyed 4-ply botany yarn. There was 50g of each colour so plenty for a crocheted blanket.

image

And plenty left over for some other baby related goodies such as this machine-knitted squidgy building block.

image

image

Now my knitting machine is about 30 years old and I thought it was destined for the dump. But with a few reconditioned bits from ebay it’s almost as good as new again!

image

Just need to get down to my studio and dye some more yarn – one building block is not much good on it’s own…

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Hand-dyed Baby

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s