For a while now I've been interested in natural dyeing (actually, I've been interested in it since I was little and I used to dip pieces of paper in tea to make them look 'antique').
I think it's incredibly amazing that you can go from this:
using only (from left to right) goldenrod and onion skins, Queen Anne's Lace, and avocado pits.
It makes you feel like a wizard, cooking up plants and stirring in yarn and watching it change color right before your eyes (the actual colors of the yarn are somewhere between these two pictures – a little brighter than the one below, not quite as deep as the one above).
I am particularly pleased with the goldenrod skein, as while I was picking the flowers I was reminded of how my siblings and I used to make goldenrod 'houses' in the field behind our house, trompling down little rooms and pathways in the weeds and visiting each other's houses and giving compliments on the decor. It was like a rural Roxaboxen, minus the turf war and the neighborhood kids.
Anyway, I am especially proud of these skeins because the yarn is handspun. It's incredibly satisfying to be a part of (almost) every step of the process of creating something, in this case from spinning the yarn to picking the plants and dyeing it, and onward to the knitting up. I think these will become little odds-and-ends bowls for my sewing table.