Monday, February 24, 2014

REVERSIBLE KNITTING

One of my favorite knitting books "Reversible Knitting" by Lynn Barr inspires me with simple yet elegant stitches. Here are some samples. Learned about this book at my knitting group last year-Oak Knit Studio.
http://www.amazon.com/Reversible-Knitting-Brand-New-Groundbreaking-Patterns/dp/158479805X

ICE DYE

       STRAWBERRY ICE DYE

Strawberries are plentiful and I am working with a group of toddlers who are "studying" ice and melting ice.
What a perfect combination. The strawberries dyed the pre-mordanted ( I used alum-most commonly used in pickling) silk hankies a lovely shade of pink. The children chewed on the ice and tasted the strawberries as they worked!