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Anyone for a Sneak Peek?

17 May

Stripes…. my world has come down to stripes 🙂  well, my dyeing one anyway!

thinking this way and trying for a name for the shop, one turns to Google and inputs “stripes” for inspiration and lots pop up but one struck me as The One, bringing back childhood memories and of fascinating colours and an endless pool of colourway names

so there it …. ready for that sneak peek now?

All the colours are here except the one in the previous post,  I promise each will get a better picture and a name in a matter of days. I hope you like them as much as I do!  In the meantime which is your favourite?

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?