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Welcome to the dye studio 3.0

aberdeenshire dye studio

Welcome to the dye studio 3.0

Welcome to the dye studio 3.0. Let me show you how the shed started out before we convert it into the dye studio of my dreams. There is plenty of DIY and renovations to be done.

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What to knit with self-striping yarn that's not socks

What to knit with self-striping yarn that's not socks

Oh wow, long time no blog huh! I'm going to just jump right in with some inspiration on what to knit that's not socks. So i have a few skeins of beautiful self striping yarn from various dyers, and i will be honest with you, I had no idea what to make. I will be honest with you i really don't like hand knitted socks in 4ply, i has so much to do with my tension and them ending up like fishnets after a few wears no matter what needle size i use. I am firmly in the double knit...

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Rift Tee

Rift Tee

Rift Tee take one    I thought i would take an arty photo of my just finished Rift Tee Rift by Jacqueline Cieslak You know, sun in my face, countryside in the background. I have no idea whats going on with my hair, there was too much sun in my eyes but great shot of the Tee. the colour pooling looks like boobies and now i cant unsee it. oh dear. I used some deeeeeeep stash quince and co and over-dyed it. its an ok yarn, not hard against the skin, not splitty, worked across my needles with relative ease....

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Depressed as shit collection

Depressed as shit collection

I am going to keep this short but i just wanted to update you with everything that i am planning.  So the past 12 months has been shit for me. As it has been for many it has gone from one awful thing to another, to another. To another, it hasn’t stopped yet and it has done horrific things to my mental health. My under control depression has reared its ugly head and oh my goodness i hate it.  the business has really suffered because of this and i hate it. So after a throw away tweet i have decided...

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Exercise you didn't even know you were doing

Exercise you didn't even know you were doing

I'm really not going to beat about the bush here. Exercise, I don't much enjoy it. And during lockdown whatever we are on now i have done far less of it. Or so i thought. Did you know you are actually working out when you craft? Let me show you some videos as examples. ( I apologise how the videos are embedded, Shopifys blogging leaves SO MUCH room for improvement.)  Arm Twists  So every time you wind anything you are working out, winding yarn manually into a ball. Holding a skein for someone else to wind off of. Using a...

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