Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Interview with theknittingsiren

The phenomenally colored yarns found in theknittingsiren’s shop make me drool. Her yarns vary from cotton, wool and linen to my favorite: bamboo. She carries patterns, accessories and sometimes destashes commercial yarns. I absolutely love her shop and she graciously allowed me to ask her a few questions:

First off, would you please tell us a little bit about yourself?

My name is Melanie, I'm the mom of 3 very busy boys and am the keeper of 1 dog, 1 cat, 17 chickens and 3 Pygora goats.
Where/When did you learn how to knit?

I learned how to knit after while pregnant with my second. I already knew how to crochet but everything I wanted to make was knit. There were no classes or LYS's in my area at the time so I just bought a book, some yarn and some needles and knit a baby blanket. I've been obsessed ever since.

How long have you been dyeing yarn?

I started dyeing with Kool-aid about 3 years ago but it was just since this last winter that I finally delved into the world of commercial dyes and am so glad I did. There is a much wider range of colors I can create.

What do you enjoy most about knitting/dyeing?

Knitting is my wind down, it's the best way to relax. I also love that I can create a work of art that I can wear. Knitting is so versatile as well. If I can think it, I can knit it.
With dyeing, I love the unexpected. So many of my favorite colorways have been complete accidents. I like to call them "Happy Accidents." There are so many colors, so many possiblities, so much fun.

Because you get to dye yarn, I have to ask, what is your favorite color?

Purple! All shades of purple! I have a hard time dyeing other colors because I love purple so much.

Theknittingsiren’s shopcan be found here: http://theknittingsiren.etsy.com

Theknittingsiren also has a children’s store, http://adorabubble.etsy.com

And her blog can be found here: http://adorabubbleknits.blogspot.com


Uniquegarden said...

What beautiful and vibrant colors! I haven't knitted for years, and then it was limited to baby booties and wood hanger covers, but seeing these yarns almost makes me want to take it up again!

willo said...

Knittingsiren's at the top of my 'yarns to buy' list. The trouble is, I know I won't be able to buy just one!

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