Pinks from Second Year Woad

Hello fellow plant dye enthusiasts! I’m here today to tell you about a use for your 2nd year woad leaves (other than waiting for seeds, chicken feed, or compost additive)! As we know, woad (Isatis tinctoria) is a rather plain looking plant from Europe that has a long history as a source for blue dye.Continue reading “Pinks from Second Year Woad”

Garden Yarn by KnittyVet – Naturally hand-dyed skeins launching soon!

Hey all! I hope you’ve been having a stellar season – here in the Northern Hemisphere I’ve been making the most of a beautiful summer and dyeing lots of yarn with the plants and flowers from my garden. I’ve been sharing my progress online and due to popular demand have decided to offer a limitedContinue reading “Garden Yarn by KnittyVet – Naturally hand-dyed skeins launching soon!”

"Sapphires" A new sock knitting pattern, or how I learned to stop worrying and love knitted sock design

Oh, I’m so excited! Seriously, big time, excited. Today I launched my first peer reviewed (ie test knit), big time sock pattern. It’s legit yo. This sock pattern entered my brain when I found myself the owner of some lovely Cascade Heritage Paints in a gorgeous, glowing, blue sapphire color. (It had somehow made itselfContinue reading “"Sapphires" A new sock knitting pattern, or how I learned to stop worrying and love knitted sock design”

GIVEAWAY! Through 3/1/15 at noon CST

To thank all fans and customers I am hosting a little giveaway. The prize will be any cozy in the shop or a $10 gift card towards any other shop item. What would you pick? http://www.knittyvet.etsy.com Rules: 1. Head over to facebook and “Like” the KnittyVet Page: http://www.facebook.com/knittyvet 2. “Like” the contest post and commentContinue reading “GIVEAWAY! Through 3/1/15 at noon CST”