Madder & Marigolds

I used yarn dyed with madder root extract and eco-dyed yarn with marigolds. What I love about naturally dyed yarns is that all colours go together; some just pop more than others. Here is red yarn and yarn with yellows and green speckles.

Budding Vines Cowl

I have since soaked and blocked the cowl, and I will show it to you next week. It is notable how blocking a garment can make such a difference to the knitted fabric.

Now I am putting together packets of my dried flowers for you. You watched me plant seeds last spring, water and feed the plants all summer, and then harvest the flowers. Soon you’ll be able to dye with my flowers too. Make sure to subscribe to my website so that you don’t miss more details.

Cheers,

Keli

Knit City 2022

Good Times!

It was so lovely to be out amongst other yarn lovers!

My mission was accomplished, and some. I got yarn for the MKAL with Stephen West from Rose Hill Yarns and another shawl. Cast on doesn’t start till October 6th, so I have time to complete a couple of projects.

Once I arrived back to my friends place, I thought it would be fun to dye up yarn in natural dyes for the MKAL. Here are some colour ideas. I do have these yarns available. in my shop.

OAQFF NATURAL DYED

I only need three colours, so when at Maiwa today, I will keep my eyes open.

Here are a few highlights of the day. Cheers, Keli

Wow! What An Idea

Added To My List
Our Two Loves – Cheeto and Coffee
Walk in North Vancouver

Half Way There!

Can you believe it?!

We are almost halfway through 2022 and I need to…

gather up all my current projects and make a plan to get them DONE! Currently, I have on the go these older projects that I started in 2022:

Budding Vines Cowl using my organic sock yarn (dyed with botanical dyes).

On A Quest For Fibre – Organic Sock Yarn Base Dyed With Botanical Dyes

Next up are my mittens by Code Of Mittens. I am using Drops Design Flora in colours dark grey (05) and white (02).

Latvian Mittens

Mini skein bundles are one of my favourites; I find them so versatile. Currently, I am using some in the Triangulum Blanket.

Triangulum Blanket by Craft House Magic

So there you go; you now know what I need to concentrate on. โ˜บ๏ธ

Oh, but wait, check back next week to see my spinning projects. This dyed fibre is my latest addition to my stash, and after posting an idea on Instagram, Iโ€™ll be starting the idea next week.

On A Quest For Fibre Dyed Polwarth Combed Top

-Keli

My Reason To Spin Fibre

My Reason To Spin.

I get asked why I bother to spin fibre when I can buy luxurious yarn in the yarn shop.

There are so many reasons why I like to spin, but tonight, I will pick just one reason. First, I want to spin to create lace weight yarn so I can make my first shetland lace shawl. Second, I have started knitting a shawl, and so far, everything is moving nicely.

The first step is to incorporate an eleven-stitch wide piece of lace that will be the border of the lace shawl. My current project is from the book The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting by Elizabeth Lovick.

The yarn I’m using is not handspun, but I can guarantee you that I will be using my own handspun yarn when I start my second shawl.

I would be very interested in knowing what your first shetland lace shawl was that you completed. What yarn and needles did you use? I started out with wooden needles as I was told the wood helps stabilize the stitches better.

Also, if you missed it, there was a shop update on Friday. I listed hand-dyed Polwarth and blue-faced Leicester combed top. Go check it out.

Till next time happy spinning, and make sure you follow the NEW On A Quest For Fibre Facebook page; I post daily.

-Keli