Happy National Crochet Month 2015! Today I am featured on Crochetville's blog tour for the celebration.
When asked to participate in the celebration, I said yes of course! Then I asked myself, what are YOU doing to celebrate national crochet month? Well, a lot! I celebrated my 11th anniversary as a knit and crochet designer this month. Woohoo! That is very exciting to me. Especially, because the anniversary of the begining of my career is also the anniversary of my son & me arriving back to US soil.
As many of you may know, I started a yarn company last summer, Bamboo So Fine Yarns by Kristin Omdahl. And in less than a year, I now have two yarns: Be So Fine and Be So Sporty. What you may not know already, is that this month I have decided to add hand-dyeing to my accomlishments. I researched a lot, asked my awesome friends in the industry for their advice and support, selected dyes for my palette, and ordered a very large box of undyed yarns!
I am working on gradient and ombre dyeing techniques. Some are one color that runs the spectrum of very pale to super saturated. And others are two colors that blend into each other in the middle, but are saturated at either end.
Last week I had my first samples drying on the back porch.
Yesterday I was able to crochet the first design with my handdyed yarn!
I'm working on a new batch drying today. I hope to have new colors available in my Etsy Shop soon!
Are you going to be in Nashville for Stitches South? Come visit my booth! It will be the first place ever to see my hand dyed yarns in person.
Pattern support, knitting and crochet, is always FREE for my yarns! Check out the Free Pattern link on my website header. Or head over to my Patreon Channel where you can download the patterns for free (small red box underneath and to the right of the photos) or YouTube videos too! Two brand new knit and crochet patterns just released on Friday :)