Friday, October 24, 2014


pale blue in the rain
blue in the moonlight
~Masaoka Shiki


hand dyed Falkland | hand spun sample

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Yarn Along..


I haven't had much luck with them in the past.

After talking with a friend at the guild, she was kind enough to loan me this book..

Elizabeth Zimmerman.
Need I say more?

It's like she is talking to me...

Some first hats.

The brown and pink is a hand dyed chunky hand spun.

Thanks Linda for making hats fun!

Do you have a favorite hat pattern?


Joining Ginny..

Monday, October 20, 2014


The thing about natural dyeing is you never know what is going to come out of the dye pot.

Each skein has its own personality...

The smokey lavender of Logwood.

Cheerful salmon that reminds me of summer begonias
which was a result of dyeing with marigolds from the garden and 
some cochineal.  If you look closely there are these
lovely tangerine undertones.

Buttery marigold from the summer garden.  
I froze all the blooms I could stuff into the freezer.

So hard to let them go..

Hoping to get some summer cheer this winter
from the frozen blooms.


These skeins have been listed in the Etsy Shop
if you care to enjoy some colors of nature.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

World with Octobers I woke to yarn that matches my view..

Bits of green on the woodland floor with 
yellow and orange minigling.

Naturally dyed with:

Marigolds from the garden


"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables