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  • Interview with Kristin Omdahl

    Announcing the new Complements Collection You know Kristin Omdahl… crochet and knitting designer extraordinaire. She’s been published in Interweave Crochet, Crochet!, Vogue Knitting, Crochet Me, the Vogue Knitting on The Go series, and much more. Kristin has just released a new collection titled Complements Collection: featuring 13 designs in knit and crochet featuring yarns from […]

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  • Flash your awesome Kool-Aid dyeing results!

    I hope you’ve had an awesome time with Kool-Aid Dye Week… I know I’ve had a blast experimenting! Did you give any of the techniques a try? If so… show it off! In case you missed it… I’ve posted tutorials for quite a few ways of using Kool-Aid to dye your yarn! If you missed […]

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  • How to ply your Kool-Aid dyed yarn for an awesome look!

    Ready to learn yet another cool technique you can do with Kool-Aid? Today, I’m going to show you how to get great barber-pole yarn by plying already dyed yarn! Remember how we dyed multi-color skeins? Now we’re going to go one step further! I learned this technique in Spin Off Magazine, and had to give […]

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  • How to dye long colorways with Kool-Aid, part 2

    Alrighty, folks! Remember, we’re in the middle of dyeing a fabulously long colorway? If you missed it, check out yesterday’s post to catch up. I’m in the middle of showing you how to get a fab yarn like this: And we left off with our yarn in bowls, like this: Okay, so let’s keep going! […]

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  • How to dye long colorways with Kool-Aid, part 1

    Squee! Can you believe there are so many ways to dye yarn with Kool-Aid? Today, I’m going to tell you how to dye yarn go get long colorways, or self-striping yarn. It’s the technique I used to get the colors for this shawl: Don’t you love the stripes? It’s a time-consuming technique, but in my […]

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  • How to dye multi-color skeins with Kool-Aid

    I’m loving all the fun techniques you can do with Kool-Aid… are you having a blast? Today, I’m going to tell you about how to dye those multi-color skeins you so often see from Indie Dyers! It’s a great chance to play around with color! I’ve dyed my skein red, orange and yellow (and left […]

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  • How to Kettle-Dye Yarn with Kool-Aid

    Are you inspired to get dyeing with Kool-Aid? I hope so! Today, I’m going to tell you about the basics of Kool-Aid Dyeing, and show you how to achieve a kettle-dyed look. Kool-Aid Dyeing Basics You’ll need: yarn made from natural animal-fibers (undyed is best) a few packets of Kool-Aid (see yesterday’s post about testing […]

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  • How to Dye Yarn with Kool-Aid: Getting Started

    I’m so excited to kick off Kool-Aid Dye Week! Each day, I’ll be posting about a new technique for using Kool-Aid to dye yarn… all you’ll need is some natural-colored yarn, a few shades of Kool-Aid and some hot water. Easy! Today, I’ll talk about the basics you need to know to get started. Select […]

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  • FO Friday: Crocodile Stitch Neckwarmer

    I’m so excited! I finished my Crocodile Stitch Neckwarmer! Vital Stats Yarn: Handspun, rainbow colors from Frabjous Fibers’ Three Feet of Sheep. Single Ply. Approximately sport weight. Hook Size: G Pattern: Crocodile Stitch Neckwarmer by Bonita Patterns Photos! Remember when I started? It was just a little baby neckwarmer… I kept crocheting… And then I […]

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  • Using the Running Stitch for Attaching Amigurumi

    Hooray! It’s another Tip Tuesday! Today, I’m going to show you a new stitch to use for attaching amigurumi pieces that’ll be super-useful… the running stitch! The running stitch is what you probably used on those Lacing Cards you had as a kid… so it’s not complicated to do. When you run your needle up, […]

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