Candied Rainbow Yarn

Check out what I did yesterday!

I've been experimenting with some new dying methods lately. I've been using Kool-Aid and the microwave to make my creations! I've also been spot-dying. Which is basically hand painting sections of dry/damp yarn, rather than pouring the dye over yarn in a bowl of water.

I noticed that, using this method, I get more vibrant colors, and the colors also go where I want them to. Totally takes the guesswork out of this activity. And I truly love the result!

I used one packet each of Strawberry, Pink Lemonade, Mixed Berry (which is actually the blue), Lemon-Lime, Orange, and Peach Mango.

The only problem with dying yarn, is that I never know what to do with the yarn afterwards! It's just too pretty to use! Any thoughts?

I've been using Fisherman's Wool by Lion brand. After all the lanolin oil is rinsed out, this yarn dyes beautifully! And it's impressively soft.

I love dying yarn. It's just too much fun to make my own colorways, the way I want them, and then see how they turn out.
To borrow the old cliche, "I never met a yarn I didn't like". Or something like that...

♥Grace Ann♥


Crochet Owl Family

Cute! I love owls! Check out the free pattern at Repeat Crafter Me. Which, by the way, is the most creative blog name ever! :)


My Pipistrelle Bag

Hey everyone!

A while back, I did a bag round-up. One of the patterns I featured was the "Pipistrelle Handbag". Well, I really wanted to make one, but all I had was worsted weight yarn. No DK, and no chunky. Why? No idea.
Anywho, when I was in Michaels yesterday, I saw their wonderful selection of chunky yarn that was on sale for $2.49. Bingo!
So, I was looking through the neutrals, which is what I typically use for bags (So they go with multiple outfits) and I literally almost picked up a pretty cream color. But then I saw this lovely fushia... and it totally and completely captivated me. I figured since it was a pretty simple bag, I could use a bright color without it looking too 'out there'.

As soon as I got home, I got right to work. And finished it this afternoon! Amazing how fast chunky yarn works up.

And how pretty is this?!

I love how the bottom of the bag is kind of tapered. Adds such lovely shaping and a great look.

And of course I needed a button. So, I went searching for the perfect one. Two stores later, the perfect button was found. Oh what I do for the perfect look....

So there's my bag! And I absolutely love it!
Have a wonderful day!
♥Grace Ann♥


Wool-Eater Blanket


I recieved a request to share the pattern I used on the "Wool-Eater" I showed a few posts ago. Here it is!