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Colorful Chameleons

Work in Progress Wednesday #86
Have I mentioned that I might be addicted to I Love This Yarn! Colors? Because I think that I might just be addicted to this yarn.   It has one ply of slow-transitioning gra… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/colorful-chameleons/

Snacks and Skeins

Finished Object Friday #53
Hooray! The samples for the Healthy Snacks are done now! Of course, that just means the samples themselves and the progress photos and does not include the pattern formatting and “… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/snacks-and-skeins/

Doing the Twist

More dyeing experiments
Last Monday, I decided that it had been far too long since I had dyed some yarn as well document the process. So here are all of my notes on how I dyed my yarn. Standard Discla… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/doing-twist/

This Will Be the Day That I Dye

Yarn Dyeing Fun!
It feels like it's been forever since I've dyed any sort of fiber with artificial food colorings. And with our moving date growing closer and closer, and more and more things are … http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/will-be-he-day-i-dye/

A Birthday Surprise

Finished Object Friday #17
I've spent most of my week trying to get a gift finished up, and I am very happy to say that it is finally done! Since we currently live so far away from my grandparents and we… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/birthday-surprise/

Traveling with Amigurumi

Tips for Packing Projects
I'll confess, when it comes to packing clothing for a trip, I am the sort of person that tries to get the least amount of clothes in the smallest bag possible. Of course, when it … http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/traveling-amigurumi/

Alyssa Has A Little Sheep (Or Seven)

Work In Progress Wednesday #12
Somehow, my no-less-than-four sample sheep for my upcoming pattern currently stands at about seven (well, six plus a custom-ordered sheep). Thank goodness I like making these shee… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/alyssa-has-little-sheep-or-seven/

Scrap-A-Long Round-up

Looking back at the Freshstitches Scrap-a-Long
Tomorrow is the end of another great crochet-a-long from the Freshstitches group on Ravelry. Last month, we all kicked it off by digging up every little scrap of yarn we may ha… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/scrap-long-round/

Well... I Tried

Finished Object Friday #8
So... I didn't really finish any projects, exactly. It seemed like everything that could possibly get in my way of getting things done happened. My hand was hurting, I ran out of … http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/well-i-tried/

Unraveling An Old Yarn

Finding and restoring vintage yarn
I only wish my tale were as exciting and mysterious as the title might indicate (Do you know how hard it is to try to come up with interesting titles?), but it's a bit of a specia… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/unraveling-old-yarn/

Another Kool-aid Experiment

Some More Kool-aid Dyeing
A word of warning: This blog post it long. It is as much for my own benefit as it is for the readers, to document what on earth I did for future attempts at dyeing. Inspiration… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/another-kool-aid-experiment/

From Prehistoric to High-Tech

Work-In-Progress Wednesday #4
Welcome to another week of Works-in-Progress Wednesday. After the deluge of photos I've been posting the past few weeks, you might possibly be happy to hear that I only have two p… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/prehistoric-high-tech/

Something I've Been Dy(e)ing to Try

I finally get to try out hand-dyeing my own yarn!
Over the weekend I got to try out something I’ve been dying to try for a long time: dyeing yarn with Kool-aid! If you have ever drank the stuff, you know that it dyes just about e… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/something-ive-been-dyeing-try/