Friday, April 8, 2011

Episode 4 - A Good Day to Dye

Wendy & Sheila with the usual project and yarn chat. Featured discussion about dyeing yarn with both acid dyes and non-toxic colors.

**Sorry for the delay on getting the video up!  I was plagued with problems, including, but not limited to my husband accidentally unplugging the laptop during the QuickTime export at some point last evening and then it posted on the blog in a weird way that took a while to sort out.  I think everything is okay now!

Show Notes:
   Shout out to the people who commented.  Thank you again for all the LOOOVE.

 What is on the Dance Card:
   Sheila is Crocheting a large Solid Granny square.  No real pattern for this.  I used some Youtube videos.
   Wendy did the provisional cast on for the Traveling Sweater.  Wendy is also bring out of hibernation, The Summers End Sweater.

Rate Your Date:
   Sheila finished Claudia by M J Kim, Pinkerton Shawl by Susan Dittrich, and her Harold The Houseplant Monster by Rebecca Danger.  All projects were rated with Two Thumbs Up.

   Wendy finished her Fagus Shawl by Ann Lundblad, and Crocheted a Woo-Who Owl by Susanne Madsen.  Both projects were rated with Two Thumbs Up.

Future Dates:
   Sheila is still planning on doing the Felted Clogs by Bev Galeskas and maybe a pair of socks.
   Wendy wants to finish working on a modified pattern of Queen Anne's Lace scarf.

Crushes and Heartbreaks:
   Sheila, again, has nothing.
   Wendy is in love with all things Sock Monkey.  Has two patterns she would like to knit, Jerry the Musical Monkey by Rebecca Danger and the Mister Ben Sock Monkey pattern from Two Old Bags.  The Perhaps Today is a Good Day to Dye Sock Monkey Yarn can be found at Hanks Yarn.

Baubles and Bling:
   Sheila, again, has nothing.
   Wendy has her Hiya Hiya yarn ball stitch markers from the "Yarn Crawl"

Gossip and Innuendo:
   Dyeing - Sheila Dyed a lot this week, or a couple of things.  Her Claudia was dyed in coffee after the hat was knit and she dyed Harold the House Plant Monster with Kool-Aid non-sugared packets only, while she was at work.

Links for Dyeing:
Dyeing with Coffee  (This isn't the one I used, but it is very good)
Knit Picks Tutorial (This has Jacquard and Kool Aid)
Still River Mills Non Toxic Dye, Greener Shades.

You can reach us at, come join our Ravelry group, The Crafty Bus, and we are now on Plurk as Knit1hearttoo.

Thank you everyone for watching.



Diane said...

Great episode, you had me smiling.... and wondering when we are having our dying party?!?

ta637 said...

love the owl!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy and Sheila!

Thanks for the shout out. :)
A coffee lover like me loves that you dyed your hat with coffee and it came out fantastic!
Great episode. I really enjoyed it.

Lisa B. said...

The owl is so cute!! And just so you know, my favorite thing to crochet is oversized granny square blankets. Love them!

Thanks for the blog mention! And I had to laugh when I saw the title of your episode, because I just ordered custom buttons to send out with orders from my shop that say "Everyday is a good day to DYE!" LOL

penelope10 said...

Enjoyed your videocast!! Love that, Sock Monkey yarn!! Do you know where this is available?

Wendy said...

Penelope: It's called "Perhaps Today is a Good Day to Dye" yarn, sock monkey colorway and is from Hanks Yarn & Fiber at

MJ said...

Love your videocast! It always puts a smile on my face...keep up the good work :)

Sheila said...

Thank you MJ, glad that we can keep that smile going.