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February 27, 2011

Every week, I have a great spinning group that I go to. These lovely ladies are so creative in many way and keep me inspired in knitting, gardening, and sewing on a weekly basis. We also love celebrating each of our birthdays. I try to make each of the gifts personal to that person. This lovely friend dyes beautiful yarn and lately has been experimenting with mushroom dyeing. You can see some of her natural dyes here. So what does a person make? Knitted mushrooms of course!


These tiny guys are so cute and fast to knit. It was a freebie pattern on Ravelry and each one took about 20-30 minutes. I wanted one Chantrelle colored, a white mushroom and a psychedelic one.


So much fun!

A few random thoughts:

  • In Eugene? Check out this Spinner’s Tea Party.
  • To all my fellow Firefly Fans, check this out. I doubt it’ll really come to anything, but wouldn’t it be cool? Nobody ever mentions Joss though. It’s impossible without Joss.
  • Anthony and I have started getting our summer travel plans together. This is going to be super helpful for the knitting souvenirs.
  • Malabrigo March is coming up! Check out this Ravelry thread for some awesome deals.
5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 1, 2011 1:04 am

    so cute!!! *_*

  2. March 7, 2011 6:22 am

    I found you through your patterns. What a great blog! I am currently reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and was pleasantly surprised to see your post on making cheese. I believe that post may have been from 2009. Did you enjoy the cheddar? Are you still making cheese? Alright, I haven’t committed to your Verdaia yet but it’s a gorgeous shawl and may be next on my needles!

    • violinjodie permalink*
      March 7, 2011 6:54 pm

      I am still making cheese, but not nearly as often as I’d like. I want to try at least one hard cheese in before it starts getting warmer here! When it’s too warm, the cultures take on a sour characteristic, which is not bad, but not really what you’re going for either. I’ve had it happen in the cheddar, but it didn’t happen in the Parmesan. Mmmmmm… cheese making….

      Glad you enjoyed the blog!

  3. March 18, 2011 6:07 pm

    this is the first time on your blog, it’s beautiful and very nicely written. How do you find the time? You are amazing.

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