Monday, April 4, 2016
A Yarn Dyeing Commission
This weekend I dyed up a bunch of DK weight yarn for my friend Jen who is making a granny square blanket. I was so, so happy to have an excuse to dye more yarn!
In order to get more variety in her blanket, I divided up 5 skeins into 15 mini skeins. We have some teal, turquoise and grey blues:
And purple because she loves purple. A "true" purple with speckles, a red-purple, a purple that accidentally looks kind of like Madelinetosh Flashdance and the one on the right is a color changer, from light bluey-grey to dark purple.
I love these, a nice warm grey, a spruce with olive speckles and a bright green with orange (I don't know why, I just had to try it).
Here's another color changing yarn. This was only the first step (I didn't think Jen would want the white) and the finished skein looks quite different (forgot to photograph it, of course). Actually, I forgot to photograph four of the color changers...well, you can kind of see them on the left in the top photo. Anyway, for my next batch of sock minis, I'm going to try this again but keep the white. I think it'll knit up really neat.
You guys, I just...I just can't even begin to describe how I feel when dyeing yarn. There's this little fire inside that I haven't felt in a long, long time.
So, thank you again Sara for all your encouragement and tips and for the supplies so I could get started right away. And thank you Jen for wanting my yarn and letting me go nuts and dye up tons of colors for you. I've been having just the best time!
And finally, a picture of Extra-cat because I cannot resist a cat in a basket.