50 posts!! and I dyed yarn too.

Nearly a year of  “blogging” and I’m at 50 posts.  Well that’s not so bad.  October’s been a heavy month for me so let’s travel back in time to Thanksgiving (Oct 11).

(quick aside: It snowed on the 25th!!! and it hasn’t left yet :D)

As has become custom, dyeing of yarn took place on the long weekend.  I had acquired a new base to try (Sheila’s Gold from Wool2Dye4).  It’s a 2ply wool/nylon mix and is very nice.  I’m probably going to go back to Wool2Dye4’s cash sock though, cuz it’s got cashmere in it. 😛

The haul (7 skeins in total):
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From left to right:

1) 50g — Saturated blue

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Didn’t get a great picture of this one, but it was a test to see how saturated I could get a colour

2)Terracotta

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Better picture on this one. It’s a vibrant orange, the orange I’ve been trying to dye for the past 3 months! 🙂

3)Darkened Teal
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Gorgeous, with shadows and highlights.  Can’t wait to knit it up.

4)Lemongrass
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Bright, cheerful.  I think this will make a simple lace pattern pop.

5)Kettle Dyed Olive
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Again with the shadows and highlights.  The yarn really comes to life under the light.

6)Streaks
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Didn’t do the greatest job with the colour transitions here.  Olive-y background with bright teal, orange and purple streaks in it.  This will be an interesting knit.

7)50g-Mysteries
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Still on my orange kick.  Bright orange with equal amounts of blue purple and red purple for a background.  I’m thinking I put 1 too many orange spots on this skein, but I’m looking forward to knitting it up!

I had a lot of fun that weekend.  A friend came over and learned to dye as well, her yarn turned out awesome.  🙂 

We also had an equipment failure and had to find a new way to reskein yarn.  Enter a quick google search for pvc niddy noddy and knitting fool’s blog for the calculation of length and we have:

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cheap, fun and practical.  🙂

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Katie, meanwhile, has grown her winter coat and still manages to pout over her kibble diet.  For a sense of scale: Each of those tiles is 12″ by 12″.

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