It is a bit darker here than in real life because it is still wet in the photograph. In the last ohoto you can see the pink-y part in the middle of the hank near where it is gathered. I've already started knitting this and it is turning into a very lovely, simple ribbed scarf.
You're never too young to start knitting! Erin is 9 months old in this photo. :-) Of course, right after the photo was taken, she tried to eat the needles and I had to rescue my scarf before she pulled it off the needles. LOL.
Do you see the needles? My husband decided a few weeks ago that he wanted to start building custom electric guitars. He loves to play and he is always tinkering with his own guitars, changing pickups etc, but he wanted to start his own from scratch. He was talking about ways to test different wood finishes, using scrap boards etc, and I suggested knitting needles. This developed into a whole brainstorm about ways to make knitting needles, should we sell them, how to combine knitting supplies and guitars etc. Then I mentioned how much I love dyeing yarn, and how I wanted to make stitch markers, so now he's working on a website for me to sell hand dyed yarn and handmade stitch markers and needles. The needles in the above photo are a prototype. I also gave a pair, along with some stitch markers, to my friend Dawn as a birthday present and for her to test and review for me. :-) If it ever warms up and stops raining here, we will be able to make more needles. He buit a spray booth out in the garage and now has all the tools etc to do different paint finishes, and he really wants to work on a paint dipping technique, but if he does them now the paint won't ever dry. In the meantime I've been working on dyeing some more yarn (I have a lovely colorway done that I named "marigold", it is yellows and pinky-oranges, very pretty!) and making stitch markers. I also made labels for the yarn and markers that turned out very nicely I think. Once he gets my site up I'll put them there as well as post the link here. I'm going to order more yarn to dye too, it is a lot of fun. Messy, and time consuming, but a lot of fun!
OK off to do mommy stuff. Happy knitting!