Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Löwenzahn

Dandelion

What could a dandelion possibly have to do with knitting? Well, not much on it's own (although it wouldn't surprise me if someday we're knitting with dandelion yarn, knitters are nothing if not inventive) but when you use it as inspiration for dyeing, you end up with beautiful yarn.

I was having a crappy few days when Becca of Forward Motion made my day. I was feeling a little left out after missing out on all the MDSW excitement and not winning a prize for RavelRaiser. I guess it was all for a reason as I found out this morning that I was the second winner in Becca's contest! I literally threw my arms in the air!

I try to enter all the contests I come across on the blogs I read regularly, but I keep it to that. I know there are groups on Ravelry dedicated to listing blog contests so everyone can enter, but I think that's going a little too far. Today it paid off. I promised, if I won, that I would love it, and hug it and call it George. And so I shall.

Now I only need to determine what to knit with it. Shall it become socks? or something completely different? I suppose it would be serendipitous to knit Becca's Cut & Paste Socks, which have been in my queue for (gulp!) 3 months.

2 comments:

Merrie Cuylter said...

Did you dye the dandelion yarn? What did you use? And what is your preferred method of dyeing?
Inspired minds want to know!
Karen

Larjmarj said...

Love the dandelion colors. I would say, pretty accurate.

Don't you love winning contests?