Friday, June 5, 2009

What Used To Be

I was going to spend today showing you all the fiber pretties I have been dyeing this week. But I don't have them anymore. Carole from Dulitz Tree Farm, which is also a yarn shop, came buy this morning and bought up all of our fiber. So if you want to see what I have been dyeing you are going to have to go to Springville and check it out. It is totally worth the drive, Springville is beautiful and Carole's shop is just amazing. That is where I got the yarn for my February Lady Sweater. Which I would totally show you right now, but I'm not sure where my camera is. So, in all reality, I have nothing to show you 8~). Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Getting My Dye On

One of my favorite things in the world to do is to dye yarn. I am so lucky that I get to do it as a job. Today I dyed 20 skeins of merino lace in shades of green, orange, red, blue & purple
These were all dyed as semi solids. I can't wait to see what they look like when they are dry and reskeined. I have found that reskeining the yarn gives you a better idea of what the yarn will look like when worked up. It also better demonstrates the depth of the color.

The four skeins of blue look very similar now, but I have a feeling they will look quite different from each other when reskeined. Red can be a really hard color to get, but today I was really lucky. I was able to get one true red, and another that is a close second.

If you are looking closely, you might notice a pair of socks. I also over-dyed a pair of socks for a friend of mine. I hope she loves the color.