A provisional cast-on is a type of cast on that is created using waste yarn that can be easily removed to reveal live stitches.
It's almost Spring! With the vernal equinox fast approaching, I find myself craving new and vibrant colors. This is also the time of year that brings back happy childhood memories of coloring Easter eggs. If you were anything like me, as a kid you wished you could dye something those beautiful colors that would last a bit longer than an egg. You can! Wool and other protein fibers, as well as nylon, dye beautifully and permanently with acid dyes, and Easter egg dyes happen to be just that. This year I am hand painting some yarn and roving in a fresh springtime palette, so the kids don't have all the fun.
Posted by Carolina at 2:47 PM
Most importantly I used her rags to design and sew my first dress. I did this, as the four-year old I was would say, all by myself. My parents were both shocked and amused that I did this.
They were even more shocked and amused by the two patches, stuffed with cotton balls, that I included on the outside. Makeshift breasts. It was dubbed “The Booby Dress.” Sadly, these “boobies” were quite square and unnatural looking. I quickly deduced that to avoid laughter I should have made small round pillows and placed them on the inside of the dress, thus creating a more natural profile. Such was my first experience with design.
Posted by Carolina at 12:06 AM