Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ta Da!!!!

Remember this fail from my last effort at dyeing some wool.


Well your lovely comments about how it was not so bad a fail gave me courage to knit it up. It is now two very "noticeable" pot holders for the microwave in our staffroom. These certainly will not get lost! Here's a pic of them being blocked.

Pot holders

And since there are even less days until Christmas than I thought (slight panic starting to set in!), I thought I would share the first completed Christmas present. I did cut it fine though, finished with a week to spare for a early Christmas lunch with friends.

It's a French Market Bag, felted for Margaret. I do hope she likes it. The pattern is available for FREE! from Knitty.com. I love this pattern and have already started another one for me! Only change is that the handles need to be longer for me.

What do we think, will Margaret like it?



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cooking up a storm!!!!

White wool + food colouring + microwave = Something shocking!!!

I think I was a little over-zealous with the colour - what do you think? I class this as a FAIL. Hmm, no matter it is destined to become pot holders now I think!


On a more successful note!

This is my effort with black, blue and pink food colour.

Much better I think, not as....loud? And finally using pink and a touch of blue.

Not bad if I do say so my self (insert very satisfied looking face here).

Now to decide what to make out of these.