Hi. My name is Stacey. I like to dye pretty things.
It’s more than that though isn’t it?
I’ve always wanted to learn how to knit so long as I can remember. After my second son was born I quit my very successful career as a process engineer in a semiconductor company to become a stay-at-home mom. After a few months of being a stay-at-home I realized I needed an outlet. Something just for me. On a whim I signed up for a beginning knitting class at a local big box store. Away I went and after the first class I knew I was hooked (or needled as the case may be). A little bit after that I discovered Ravelry and found a local forum where some knitters mentioned a knit night. As I met more and more friends/enablers I stumbled down the spinning hole and then in the spring of 2013, the dyeing hole.
My journey has been relatively short, having only started all this in 2011. In that short time however I have found the yarn and fiber community to be made up of the most wondrous people. Shepherds, spinners, knitters, crocheters, fiber artists, weavers…there’s nothing we can’t do with fiber. There’s a certain camaraderie between people who share the same passion. I have quickly learned there’s more to knitting than sticks and string, there’s a lot of love too. That love is in everything we make whether its a wonky baby sweater or a flawless lace shawl.
So yes, I dye pretty things. I do so out of that shared love that we all feel when we pick up our hooks and needles. I do it for that legacy of love and yarn that will live on after we are all gone. I see yarn as more than just string. It’s the hug from mom in the sweater she made you. It’s the thoughtful toy at a kids party. It’s the chemo cap for your friend fighting cancer.
I hope to help you share that love, one finished object at a time.