Took a trip to the library: And picked up all my dyeing books. On a whim, I decided I would learn to dye my own yarn from the marigolds, bloodroot, etc. etc. found around my house. (Inspired by THIS) I checked out 6 books on the subject, promptly opened the first book, read such things as tin and lye and decided that I'm not really interested in dyeing.
Perhaps kool-aid dyeing. I was inspired by this nice lady who, I believe, used egg dyes. So I returned those books and checked out these instead, with the idea that I will teach myself fair isle.
I finally sat down and read through Saartje's whole blog and I am so inspired by all the mittens, gloves, wrist warmers etc. Although we head into summer, it's time to begin all those Christmas presents.
I bought this book with high hopes of knitting up cozy things for my kids. PROBLEM: The sizes go up to 4-5. My 4 yr. old wears an size 6 . I don't have enough experience to figure out the sizing. And when I mentioned this to the local yarn store ladies, I was met with blank stares. I don't think they want to help. I would experiment, but the cost of the yarn won't justify this. Just keep knitting. Just keep knitting. Just keep knitting, knitting, knitting. I'll get there!