We wish you a merry knitmas!
The holiday season is winding down and if you're like me, the thought of eating or drinking anything ever again makes you feel a little sick.
I had a wonderful Christmas with the family and even got some lovely knitting related gifts!! It was very exciting indeed.
My husband gifted me with an awesome book on dyeing yarn, which is the next thing I am excited to venture into in the world of yarn and knitting. He selected one of two books that were on my Amazon wish list: Hand Dyeing Yarn & Fleece by Gail Callahan
I have only read the first part of this book but I am loving it so far! It is spiral bound, which makes it easy to keep it open on your page (which will come in handy when actually working with dyeing yarn) and it goes through all the basics including materials and supplies that can be used to start. I can wait to try it!
My colleague also gifted me an amazon gift card which was very generous! I used it towards the other yarn dyeing reference book on my wish list. Dyeing to Spin & Knit: Techniques & Tips to Make Custom Hand-Dyed Yarns by Felicia Lo is on it's way to me via Amazon as we speak. It is by the amazing woman who started Sweet Georgia Yarns, a B.C. based fibre company.
I was also spoiled by Stephen's family who also gifted me knitting related gifts. Stephen's sister-in-law found this gorgeous naturally dyed merino wool by Westlake Knits at the One of A Kind Show. It even came with a free pattern for a knit headband! And my mother-in-law gifted me Knitting from the Center Out by Daniel Yuhas which is filled with knitting patterns using the centre out technique. I have not tried much of that style of knitting before but I look forward to trying it.
I was also spoiled with lots of lovely non-knitting gifts, including new pj's, a beautiful lotus Pandora charm, Michelle Obama's book, funky socks, a new handbag from Italy, and a Harry Potter 3D puzzle! Christmas isn't just about the gifts but it is nice to get such lovely treats. :)
Did you get any knitting or crafty gifts for Christmas? Share in the comments below! And stay tuned for my yarn dyeing adventures.