Can I Dye Yarn Gray with Food Coloring?

Did you know it’s hard to dye yarn gray with food coloring? Like, really hard? See, there’s no true black food coloring. It’s made up of other food coloring dyes. Typically you end up with a really dark purple. Or a purple-leaning “black”. Or the colors break and you get … Continue reading

TTL Summer 2015 MKAL

TTL Summer 2015 MKAL

I’m getting ready to start a new knitting project, and I have no idea what I’m doing. No, really. I’m taking part in the Through The Loops Mystery Shawl Knit-a-Long. So, I know it’s a shawl. A half-pi shawl, whatever that means. And I know what colors it will be, … Continue reading

If You Give a Mouse Some Yarn: Knitting in MouseGuard

If You Give a Mouse Some Yarn: Knitting in MouseGuard

So, Chad’s in a play-by-forum game of MouseGuard over on rpggeek.com. And when someone posted this, well, he just had to show me: “Look, whenever I start feeling anxious, or nervous, or angry, I knit.” [Halwyn] holds up a paw to forestall her amused response. “It’s true! My mother taught … Continue reading