Archive | April, 2012

Getting the Dye Pot Warmed Up

24 Apr

My warping board is all set up and ready for yarn. I’m quite pleased with how it came out but I will write about that in a later post.

I have been busy experimenting the past few weeks and waiting for my blanks and dye to arrive. All the players are now here.

Last week was down time for me as I was dog sitting for my sister.  Amazingly a 45 pound dog that occasionally likes to be a lap dog is not all that conducive to knitting, but she’s very sweet and who am I to say no

in the mean time, while I have some yarn dyeing let me show you two more experiments in self-striping yarns

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this one will stripe black, blue, red, pink and lime…. I can’t wait to knit with it!

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and this navy, blue and white stripe was a special colour request by a friend, who is also nice enough to test knit the yarn for me into socks.

please feel free to comment.  What would be some colours you would like to see together in stripes?

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In the beginning….

6 Apr

my first blog…. my first blog post… ever….

I’m hoping… like many things in life, the first step is the hardest.

so why a blog now?  I’ve decided I want to try my hand at dyeing yarn and hope that someone likes it as much as me and buys it 🙂

I’m planning to specialize in self striping yarns and have already started experimenting with some random yarn hanging about the house.

and now I will just post a few pictures of the toe up socks from the yarn I dyed last weekend.  and a link to the Ravelry project page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/harpo716/fleegles-toe-up-socks-3

Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think!