One of my favourite gifts to give this year. For months it filled us with anticipation, knowing just how gratefully and gleefully it would be received. My sister lives on a student budget and has just gotten into knitting. This means that she’s constantly running out of yarn to knit.
Rainer and I hand-dyed 800g of worsted weight yarn for her. We mixed burgundy with brown, made it pretty concentrated, and didn’t stir much. We hoped for a yarn that was richly coloured and semi-solid, something that would complement her colouring and look good as a sweater. It looked so very, very dark when wet in the pot that I panicked a bit. It dried up nicely, though, and so I found paper to compliment it and made my own labels.
Katie’s got a sweater already picked out: the sleek hoodie Katje.
Rudra is a Hindu god associated with the colour red.