Monday, June 23, 2008

Dye Day and Charity Knitting

About a month ago I brought couple big bags of donated white wool yarn and a bunch of Kool-Aid packets to my mom's place in Carmel for a dye day. She's been knitting all her life using commercial yarns and had never dyed yarn before.

Since then she has knitted with some of the yarn that we dyed that day, and this is what's left when I visited her again last week.


These are the baby sweaters and vests from some of the Kool Aid dyed yarn, combined with other colorful yarns. She has a pretty wild sense of colors.






These intarsia patterns are from various pattern booklets and magazines that people donated recently.







Couple of these sweaters and vests are mostly wool and I will save them for the next round of CIC challenge. The rest will go to local charity groups.

9 comments:

Sonya said...

I love her colors! I would probably not have been so bold, so I am glad she is here to do it for the rest of us.

Diane said...

Kids clothes always look wonderful with bold color combinations. Your mom is a knitting machine. I love her creations. And yours too.

Romi said...

Wow! Those are great. :) Lucky kids to have hand made clothes. They're like a big hug.

Jocelyn said...

Wow, glad you got a chance to dye some yarn. Fun and easy, eh? Your mom's quite amazing.

Cris said...

You're Mom's eye for color is amazing! It looks like art.

Lynn said...

All I can say is YOUR MOTHER ROCKS!

Paula said...

I LOVE the colorful knitting!
Your Mom is having fun!
Kool-aid dying is so much fun!

zelda said...

Darling sweaters. The Kool Aid dyed yarn is fantastic. Its nice to know its good for something.

Firefly Nights said...

The Kool Aid seems to work well. I've seen several videos of people dyeing with it. All of yours turned out to be really pretty colors.