Recycled yarn fresh from it’s bath.
This is the yarn from the thrift store sweater. Here it is in it’s dingy natural color, soon to be food paste dyed green. I’ve found some really good resources specifically on dying with Wilton’s icing dye (food paste dye). An interesting deviation from some of the more common posted kool-aid methods suggest adding the vinegar after the yarn is soaked in water and added to the dye pot. This is suppose to aid in a more even uptake of color. So I’m going to experiment and I’ll post my final technique.
Staying with the theme here, been bargain book hunting of late. I’ve found some great deals locally and over the internet. These images taken from on of my newly acquired and fabulously retro needlework books.
It’s titled Creative Needlework, published in 1969 and covers a whole array of topics. I love the colors in this, I’d actually like to make that knitting appliqué tote bag. Now I can also do things like figure out what the hell Crewel actually is. That, or you could aspire to have your very own macramé owl added to The Treasury.
Some other finds are The Great Knitting Book, Knitting Know-How and America’s Knitting Book all together under $3. How I do love a bargain.