Finished tiny baby stuff and some bright and beautiful yarn

This romper and matching hat are headed out to be someone’s coming home outfit! I’m so very excited and can’t wait to see pics!

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Here’s a gorgeous kettle dye that is almost slippers.

 

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This yarn was a beautiful sunshiney custom

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I just finished this custom for a trade. The yarn is O Wool (not dyed for this). The pattern is Tomboy Overalls, which makes overalls, short-alls or skirty-all for a few different sized dolls, from 7″-15″. I liked that this pattern had several options, for the pocket, there were, like 5 different sized hearts or squares. It was well written. I’ll be making it again for sure. This pair will be headed to Keiki Nani for one of her Waldorf dolls

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Kettle dyed, hand painted and a self striping

Here’s a kettle dyed custom I did. “Lady Alex”. This is on superwash merino DK. It is amazingly soft and so beautiful it was hard to give up!

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and the flip side

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This set was for the winner of the charity auction I did recently, to raise money for the family of a girl hit by a car (and recovering nicely). It is so super girly! On Cestari Fine

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This is a sister skein of this fabulous rainbow with black, which I’ve named After the Storm

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by request, it’s self striping

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Dye prices

I just updated the “About” section with prices for my hand dyed yarns. If this is something that interests you, shoot me an email at nachomamasknits@gmail.com You can design your own yarn, leave it to me or we can work out something together. I use professional acid dyes so your knitted items can be as wash fast and light fast as possible. I’m happy to use food dyes if you’d like my kids to help with the dyeing process. They love it and come up with some creative combinations, like the Big Brother Sweater.

Prices for hand dyed yarn, for a 3.5 or 4 oz skein:

Purewool- $14

100% Merino- $14

Cestari Traditional- $12

Cestari Fine- $20

Blackberry Ridge- $20

Gaia- $20

Mountain Meadow Wool- $21

Licorice Twist- $21

Subtract $4 from pricing for solid or semi solid. 2 oz solid or semi solids also available. Scrappy sets also available. Prices do not include shipping. If you’re interested in a different base, message me. I can likely oblige. Look for the selection of yarns to expand as my little dye business expands!

Also in the works is my very own lanolizing wool wash formula. I’ve been working on perfecting a natural wash, free of chemical fragrances. All of my line will be scented with only pure essential oils. We avoid artificial fragrances around here, especially for baby. The cleanser is natural, too, coconut based. I’m still in the tester stages with these, sending out a sample bottle with each order.

Romper is done!

I finished the Reid’s Romper for Baby Peach with the Licorice Twist I dyed to match these adorable Alice in Wonderland buttons. It turned out so cute!

 

Better shot of the darling buttons

Now, to wait until it is done drying and try it on her. I think it’s going to be a little long in the legs, not sure if hers are shortish or if the patter is sized weird.

 

I also banged out a quick scarf for myself in one evening. Love bulky yarn and big needles. This stuff is so yummy it makes me want to add a thick and thin to my eventual in stock yarns to dye.

 

In progress, I have some fingerless mitts, dyed by me that will be part of a 3 piece set.

I’m making a dyer’s wishlist of gear that I want. So far a spin dryer or salad spinner tops the list, then a motorized triple skein winder. Soooo, if anyone is looking for gift ideas…

Improving

I’ve been knitting for 12ish years. I think I’ve sharpened my skills the most in the past 2 years. When Big Brother was a little guy, 2-3 years ago, I made him his first pair of longies. I just found some random pattern and make them. There were no short rows. I’m not even sure there were actual eyelet holes in the waist. The drawstring may just be shoved through randomly. I know all of this because Baby Peach is now the right size to wear these longies, so I’ve dug them out. Honestly, they look terrible. The quality and professional look of my knits has improved soooo much in this time span. I’ve picked up so many little tricks on how to make things look just right. It’s very interesting. It makes me wish I had more old old projects laying around so I could examine them. It’s nice to keep sharpening my skills.

 

In other news, I’m going to start doing testers for my hand dyed yarns. I’d like to expand that some and I think testers is a good first step in that.  I still have the first yarns I dyed 2 years ago. I’ll have to dig them out and see if I think they are awful also.

Here are some pics I took for that

“citrus-y” stuff for a custom

 

Fall colors for a custom

 

 

A better pic of that BBR I did for Baby Peach

On the FO front, I finished a pair of socks for a trade

 

Baby Peach’s awesome romper is almost done, just need to sew on the buttons, part of tonight’s mission. Then, casting on for more socks for that trade and a scarf for me. I also have some rainbow longies/legging longies on the needles for Baby. Then, Big Brother is due for a project.

LOTS of new stuff!

Catching up and adding a LOT of new projects.  Here’s some that I actually remembered to take pics of (mostly on my cell phone, sorry)

Fish pond soakers

More socks, love this Alphabette Zoope yarn

This AMAZING (if I do say so myself) Bowser hat

Look how adorable that kid is!

Love this Shasta Daisy yarn!

Dyed by me with food dyes!

Convertible bloomers (need buttons yet)

Hat for me

Breastfeeding symbol longies!!! Yarn dyed by the very talented Mandy James

A closer look

Soaker made from leftovers

Something Beautiful Shrug, made for a trade and tops that will become dresses for the same trade

Man, I’ve got to work on my photography skillz, eh?

Giraffe hat, love this

Another one of that hat

Newborn hat for a photog friend

Myfirst lace project!!! The Immie Tee. Love this!

The back of that soaker, love the duplicate stitch

Baby girl’s hat

And tiny mitts

And button sweater. LOVE these buttons! I think this really really turned out nicely.

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