Sunday, October 4, 2009

Knitting Gorgeous Things on a College Student's Budget

Hi,

I am starting to realize that making Christmas gifts for my friends and family in beautiful fancy yarn is going to be pretty expensive, and I'm going to have to be smart about how I spend my money. Luckily I have a huge array of needles that I bought as a lot on ebay a while ago.

I have 7 balls of really nice English cotton, that a family friend gave me years ago. It is pure white with little flecks of yellow green and blue in it. Even though I am not a fan of pure white, I could not part with it because it is so nice! I absolutely cannot knit something white - I NEED COLOR, so I've been thinking of dying it. I found a cool article here about hand dying yarn! I am so gonna try this!

Also, Cascade 220 is super soft and beautiful and incredibly affordable. I think I will use this for my fingerless gloves and girly necktie projects.

Wish me luck!
-Amerique









1 comment:

Carmen said...

Good luck! Dharma Trading Company and ProChemical and Dye have loads of great acid dye colors. You can also dye yarn with Kool Aid, (since you're on a college student's budget, lol). I would love to see how your project turns out:)