My three and a half days at the Strung Along Retreat in beautiful Washington state seems like eons ago even though it was only last month. I'd best share some memories before they fade completely. Imagine a gorgeous resort inn on an ocean bay, surrounded by hills and parkland and furnished with lovely rooms, each … Continue reading Dyeing to Try This
Just a couple of days after her new speckled, hand-dyed yarn dried, friend Shelley had selected complementary yarn. Look how great the green and blue (Encore by Plymouth Yarns) pick up the similar colors in her hand-dyed sample. By now, I expect she's already cast on and is creating a great hat that one of her … Continue reading Gift-Knitting Jump Start
I'm supposed to be hiking the tallest peak in Maine right now, but a forecast of three days of >60% chance of rain forced me to change my plans. The likelihood that my hiking companions and I would be able to reach the summit were pretty slim and the chance of an 11.5 hour round-trip drive and … Continue reading Been Dyeing to See You!
Until I made an Eclectic Cowl for my old long-standing friend Beth, I've never known the artist who created the yarn for my project. Diane, aka Lady Dye, is a talented local fiber artist here in Boston. Her "urban-inspired yarns" are inspired, in large part, by street art. Her hand-dyed, multicolored yarns are simply exquisite … Continue reading Eclectic Cowl