*Or, if you care for puns, A Lesson Before Dyeing...
You'd think having a year-long hat-knitting project would be enough to qualify for full-on knitting dorkdom, but friends, this weekend I found out that I'm nowhere near the bottom of the rabbit hole-- but I'm falling ever faster. One of my knitting buddies** designs and teaches classes for SuriPaco, and she invited us all to partake in a day of yarn & fiber dyeing down at the alpaca farm. Need I say that this was heaven? Check out what I made:
Or rather, what WE made-- I was able to convince my husband to join us, and I'm pretty sure he had even more fun than I did.
And here's the whole day's produce-- impressive, right?
I haven't yet torn down my garage to build a dye kitchen... but I'm seriously considering it. My car doesn't fit in there anyway.
For further (and better) documentation of a stupendously fun day, check out Leah's blog-- and many thanks to Bristol for sharing her dyeing expertise! Finally, I'll leave you with a gratuitous cute farm animal shot:
**I firmly maintain that "buddies" is the appropriate moniker-- like the drinking variety, they are quite effective at furthering one's addiction...