Dyeing Weekend – eg a workaround?!?

Well not really a work around to not buying yarn.  This is yarn we’ve already purchased, it’s just all blank.  Darn.

AwesomeSister dyed 4 skeins:

1. Superwash Sport weight yarn

(side note: neither of us liked the way this yarn took dye, it feels lovely though)

Tri-colour skien with blue purple and green.  This isn’t her favorite skein because she had to fix it 1/2 way through the dyeing process.

2. Superwash Wool / Nylon Bulky weight yarn x2

She used Malabrigo as her inspiration and kettle dyed this pair

3. Superwash Wool Worsted

Semi-Solid gold for a blanket square

5. Superwash Wool Worsted weight

Semi-Solid green for blanket square

My offerings:

1. Superwash Wool Sport weight


I really didn’t like this skein as it was drying, it looked far too brown, but i’m growing to like the mix of colours.

2. BFL Wool/nylon fingering weight

“Winters Blues”

Every blue dye we had (plus one tinted one)  Love the depth of colour I got here.

3.BFL Wool/Nylon fingering

“Fairy Lights”

6 colours (purple, pink, yellow, orange, green, blue) dyed in sections over a long loop.  Then i chained the loop into a tight circle and dipped the whole thing in a deep black for a moment.  This resulted in a gorgeous skein with pops of bright and dark next to each other.  I’m looking forward to knitting it!

This took over an hour to dye… so gorgeous or no… there won’t be many of these in my future!


I am actually crafting as well as looking at my stash

Here is my latest spinning project, the singles are sitting there waiting to ply.

(where is your focus camera!)

A finished hat.  I needed a car hat and Spin me Right Round fit the bill.  I made it a bit too deep (I think you have to stretch it to measure the mesh properly) but it was a simple project, with soft yarn, that works perfectly to hide my hair on days when i’m just sitting in the car or going to the mall. (ie. those days when you don’t need a HEAVY.DUTY hat)

Here is my wollemeise scarf/cowl thing:
All ready for colour #2

no cute cat pictures this week…I’ll try better, I promise. 😉


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