Playing With Yarn

BQueen Dye Box

Today I dyed yarn for the first time! I couldn’t have fathomed beginning a new hobby like yarn dyeing, but I certainly wanted to at least try it without committing to an expensive slew of new gear. Enter BQueen Collection! 

At you can buy this beautiful kit which includes a hank of yarn and a precious little corked vial of natural dye material.

Here’s a good look at all the items in the Dye Kit. Those are gloves in the paper cup. Safety is important! You have to use a pot that you’ll dedicate solely to your dyeing adventures, and I had just the one.

My Emeril Lagasse pot set is absolutely gorgeous, but alas, the quartage is just not enough for my hungry family of six. So this wee one will be my dye pot!

Before its new job, it was an adornment anyway – on the pot hanger that my husband made for me 🙂 (Idea from

When I used the dye kit, I followed the detailed instructions to the T since I’ve never dyed yarn before. It was so easy! I loved the bubbly process and even enjoyed checking up on it simmering away. And three times my kids asked “what’s for dinner?” before I was able to convince them it was not spaghetti.. 

It came out just beautiful! The yarn color is fantastic – so sunny and even more saturated than in the photo. I couldn’t have asked for a better quickie project! Now I just need to get the monthly dye kit subscription and I’ll be all set. Swoon!!

I think I’ll add more photos when I cake it up and make something with this beauty. For now I’ll be stuck here on Step 8 of the dye instructions: Gawk… Lol just gawk and stare at the yarny beauty. Le sigh..


I couldn’t think of what to make! Then it dawned on me – why not make something I’m currently in love with? My Vibrant Vintage ebook (Social media #VVCAL) squares! 

That goldenrod beauty is “Crystal” and boy does she look lovely in this – ahem – HAND DYED yarn 😊😊😊

Now all I need are 6 more luscious little vials of coloriffic “dyestuff” and 6 hanks of superwash merino and I can make a blanket!!! Oh goodness I’m excited!! 


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  1. All I can say is WOW! I checked out the website and found I had to “step away” from the site! I’m not sure what was more exciting to me…the dying of the yarn (oh the colors I could dream of) or those crochet hooks! Being a novice wood turner (emphasis on novice), I started to see visions of me trying that….but alas, at this moment I would rather be on the creating what the hook can do, instead of creating the hook itself!
    Thank you for the inspiring trip to things I never dreamed of trying! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    • I know!! Everything is so beautiful! The attention to detail is really what draws me in. I was expecting to be overwhelmed, but the kit is so inviting and warm, it’s quite the opposite! Glad you at least got to daydream for a while 😁😁❤️
      RC Xx