Monday, 22 January 2018

Yay, I Dyed Yarn! Kuidas ma lõnga värvisin.

 
I have been looking for a nice, tonal, light coloured hand-dyed sock yarn. Not really easy to find one, and they might be quite pricey too. When I came across with dyeing yarn with food-colouring in a microwave, it sounded fun and easy. After some research, I decided to give it a go.  My first attempt was unsuccessful. The food-colour I bought turned out to be heat sensitive. The second time I was more careful, read labels in the store. I wanted to get the tonal yarn and decided to dye the yarn in a hank. This way some parts of the yarn get less dye than the other parts. At first, I dyed in blue, then moved the hank around and dyed in yellow. I repeated the dyeing four times. Every time the water turned clear.
I am very happy with the result, definitely going to do it again!
There are loads of tutorials on the internet, check it out and dye!
 
Temperature is still low

After first dyeing


Ma olen otsinud heledatoonilist käsitsivärvitud sokilõnga, kuid seda polegi nii kerge leida, ja kallivõitu on nad ka. Minujaoks kõige lihtsam viis tundus olevat värvida ise toiduvärvidega mikrolaineahjus. Selleks pole vaja eraldi potte ega pikka ettevalmistamist. Netis on palju õpetusi ja videosid olemas. Esimene katse läks mul aiataha, kuna too värv polnud kuumakindel, kuumutades kadus täiesti. Teine kord värvi ostes olin hoolikam ja lugesin silte.
Värvisin lõnga tokis, siis ei pääse värv igalepoole ligi, ja tekivad erinevad toonid, mis oligi minu eesmärk. Esimene kord värvisin sinisega, siis keerasin vihi teistpidi kokku, ja värvisin kollasega. Kordasin protsessi veel kaks korda, kuni valget enam polnud, ja lõng oli mõnusalt erinevates toonides.
Nautisin kogu protsessi ja kindlasti värvin veel!
See lõng saab juba sokiks :)


Saturday, 20 January 2018

My 10 Years of Blogging Anniversary. Kümme aastat blogimist.

Felted hats I made ten years ago
 
My first blog post was made on 1 February 2008. At that time big changes were going on in my personal life. One result of changes was I had more time for knitting and I got more active using the internet. During those times forums were popular among people with similar interests and hobbies. Facebook was launched on 2004, but  it couldn't beat forums for a long time! Estonian handicraft forum Isetegija was launched on 2005 and I joined on the 21 October 2005.  The knitting and crochet site Raverly was launched on 2007 and I joined on the 5 January 2008.
Without these sites I would not be who I am today. Thanks!
 
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Oma esimese blogipostituse tegin 1. veebruaril 2008. See foto vilditud kübaratest oli esimene avaldatu. Mu isiklikus elus toimusid sel ajal suured muudatused. Üheks tulemuseks oli ka rohkem aega kudumiseks ja internetiga tutvumiseks. Foorumid olid ilmselt oma populaarsuse tipul või sinna jõudmas. Isetegija liige olen juba aastat 2005. Facebook oli alles lapsekingades, loodud 2004.
Kudujate-heegeldajate "meka" Raverly loodi 2007, mina ühinesin 5. jaanuaril 2008.
Ma poleks see, kes olen praegu, ilma nende veebilehtedeta. Aitäh!
 
 

Sunday, 31 December 2017

A look back on 2017/2. Tagasivaade aastale 2017/2.


What a great year it has been!  Twenty finished projects doesn't sound much but I loved them all. I managed to publish 13 new patterns,  two of them in webzine Knotions, my first third-party publications. Some projects are still waiting to be written to patterns,  some more are halfway knit. My big project-of-the-year/s is not finished, haven't had enery for it recently,  maybe next year. 
Have a Happy New Year my fellow knitters and friends! 


Suurepärane aasta jääb kohe seljataha. Kakskümmend lõpetatud kudumit pole just palju, kuid ma olen rahul ja õnnelik! Avaldasin 13 mustrit, ei usu isegi seda numbrit. Mitu mustrit ootab kirjapanekut, mõned kudumid on pooleli. Intarsia oli täiesti uus tehnika, ja palju muudki sai õpitud. Teekond jätkub!
Head uut kudu-aastat!