The Fat Squirrel is one of my favourite podcasts. She is silly and funny and smart and all kinds of delightful and I look forward to all her episodes. Recently she has started to make things. She bought some rather stunning fabric and proceeded to make and sell some knitting bags that were snapped up like hotcakes. Or rather cupcakes at a girl's high school bake sale. (How well I remember those days!)
I managed what I think was the last round to snatch one up and it's as nice as she is.
There it is in the background. She also sent some teabags and that's what's in that mug. The mug was bought years ago on a shopping jaunt with my friend Anna in Shrewsbury. A lovely town that you should visit if you're ever in the UK.
She's also put out a few patterns. A nice pair of Brigid socks (which is a free pattern) and most recently, a hat pattern called Seedling Dreams. (Suddenly everybody is putting forth their ideas as patterns and I love it. Another blog that I have been reading for years has a steady stream of patterns, the latest of which is Amberson and it reminds me of the ribs that run along a cathedral ceiling. I do not have these creative ideas. It is not how I am made. But how lovely that others are made differently.)
Anyhow back to the Squirrel and her Seedling Dreams. So I want to make this hat (although I am in the middle of a personal crisis of hating small circular needles and DPN's in larger sizes) and wanted to use up yarn I had around. But my worsted stash is slim to say the least.
I did have however have some leftover skeins of this stuff.
It had been used in the making of my Carol Feller Woodburne cardigan. I had 7 skeins of this Aslan Trends Del Cerro left, none of which I was interested in knitting with anymore.
So I whipped out the trusty dye pot, also known as the old slow cooker, and threw in some dyes and one by one, each skein was given a new identity.
Now to be fair, the colour is a little blown out. Here it is in better light.
Both images have flaws, but the colour is somewhere inbetween. And you can just see a regular, undyed pink skein hanging out in the back.
So there's my yarn. And I love that I got brand new colours without having to purchase more yarn. I'm off to wind up a few balls and cast on my hat...