Friday, December 28, 2007

Adventures in Dyeing

In 2006, I took a class in yarn dyeing. The woman had been a fabric dyer for years and well as dyeing fiber for weaving. It was a wonderful class because I was the only student and what we did was play after all the instructional stuff.

I had brought in three skeins of Katia Ingenua to try to over dye. No one thought it would turn out the way it did. It was not rocket science either, we just skeined the yarn on a swift, tied it up, shoved it into a large zip lock and I dumped different colors of dye into them. It came really cool though.

Well, I was taking stash pictures for my Ravelry account (ID: Kamala) when I found them. So below is the original color and the new over dyed one.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Will you look at that.

I am still alive...I have been rather busy but we all say that.

Since I last posted, I have made what is turning into the yearly trip to the Isles-this time Ireland. More on that later (man you take over 1000 pics getting them ready takes along time). But in the mean time-knitting!

I got some of that ultra coshie goodness Malabrigo Merino. I only bought two skeins but I should be enough to do Shifting Sands.

While I was in Ireland, I started Clapotis again. And well, it is going to be really long. I had started the decrease rows and realized that I was no where near the end of the third ball. So I pulled back. I have four balls of this yarn and there will be no returning an unused ball to stash.

Couple days before Christmas, I got on this must make presents for next year. No one got any knitting gifts...actually I usually don't give handmade gifts for Christmas. But by golly that is changing this coming year. I found this yarn in my stash but not recorded (hmm how did that happen), I think it will make a nice scarf for one of the guys in the group or for a friend who is really into camo. It is the Mistake Rib pattern...very nice but man a yarn eater.

Also in my stash was was Microspun by Lion Brand. I had enough to do the body of Knitty's Mariposa, so with Joann coupons and mother in hand I picked up to purple ones for the trim.