Tag Archive | magenta

Babette the Bashful Bunny

Babette the Bashful Bunny is going to be a new type of pattern for me…she has an oversized tail, feet and ears. I love her feet and her left ear keeps her shielded from things that scare little bunnies. When she’s too scared she holds her purple carrot close.

Kool Aid dyeing wool

This is the most fun craft project that I’ve done in quite awhile. I’d been surfing the web for instructions and they come in tons of different ways but my DH and I tried dyeing some 50% Merino Sock wool, rayon/acrylic blend that was a Woodsy Green with some Great Value energy drink mix and that didn’t work so well. It made it darker but not what I wanted. Only having one piece of real wool in the house left, off to the store we went and with 4.375 oz of La Lana Wool that was a white with grey spinned in, we went the crockpot method and put in 3 c. of water, 1 c. white vinegar and turned that on low until the steam started. Then in 1.5 c of water and .5 c more vinegar we added 5 pkts of grape, 2 strawberry and 1 mixed berry. We left it on for about an hour, flipped it over after about 30 minutes, it soaked up the reds 1st and then the blues. Turned it off after about 2 hrs and let it cool overnight with the lid off. This is the loveliness that we ended up with. Very pleased and am anxiously awaiting the fiber to dye for the next project.