Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dyeing for Dummies

I had my first lesson in dyeing yarn yesterday and just as I feared it was pretty fun. So now I suppose I will have to start slowly buying all my own supplies. I really like how the blue skein turned out and am eager to see how it will knit up. The green one is another matter. The colour chart showed the two greens matching far better than they do in real life. I will have to head back over to my sister Susan's and try some overdyeing to see if I can come up with something that tones down the brightness of the bits of leaf green poking through. The picture is actually flattering to it. When it dried it became more pronounced.

I have made a vow that I will not touch my sister's spinning wheel for at least another year. Regardless of the cost, I simply do not have the room for one of my own!








I did finish a pair of socks the other day. Here is Lisa Souza Pink Ribbon.

The mounties would be proud.



5 comments:

Susan said...

Everyone has room for a spinning wheel. My little joy sits on a patch of floor that is smaller than a kitchen chair requires. Then there are spindles that don't take any room whatsoever! Come on over to the dark side....

Susan said...

That should have been Joy as in Ashford Joy travel wheel.

Aunt Kathy said...

Yeah, dyeing, spinning, sock knitting... what else is there to life, lol

I love the PINK socks.

Fiber Jewels said...

You better be careful! I loved buying hand dyed yarn, but love dyeing my own even more!!

I dyed some worsted wool yarn for dh's hunting socks....it came out a little too "purple" for him, so I will have the most beautiful merlot wool socks this winter!

She Knits Socks said...

The pink socks are lovely. We will be watching for you to start spinning your own yarn.