Monday, March 26, 2012

The R2-D2 Beanie

So I was asked to knit an R2-D2 beanie a few months ago. I made it for a friend I work with at Starbucks who apparently "pimped" the R2-D2 beanie at the KC Comicon this past weekend. Thanks Krystle! I thought I better make a post about it incase any inquiries roll in. 

I made this beanie from scratch, and it was tough. This was the first Intarsia knitted thing I have done in a while. I think it turned out well and it was fun to knit something Star Wars related, since I do enjoy watching Star Wars, particularly the older ones. I will probably make it a bit larger next time around or if I ever decide to create a pattern for resale. 


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Natural Dye Chart

Since if is finally spring and time to start foregoing for natural dye stuffs, I decided that I should have an online version of my natural dye samples. So here it is! I am sure this chart will change as I am preparing to do more tea dying and finding more local Missouri plants to dye with. Most of the fabrics and yarns below were dyed using pre reduced dye powders and dye instructions from Thanks to my wonderful natural dye teacher Alison Greene for teaching me natural dying and helping providing me and the class with many of the sample materials and dyes pictured below from last spring!

Enjoy! XXXO