I Need Another Skein

The True Tale of a Novice Texas Knitter who admits to loving yarn more than she loves knitting...

Location: Plano, Texas, United States

Sunday, February 11, 2007

A Day to Dye For...

Had such a blast yesterday with some friends - dyeing yarn for the first time...

We used Easter egg dyes and tye-dye dyes...I had bunches of yarns to dye - and forgot one big skein that I had bought for this purpose...oh well, enough for next time!

The one on the left is Henry's Attic 2-ply wool - using tye-dye dyes. I loved the colors when they were wet - but when they faded upon rinsing - not so much.

The middle ones were some random 90% Angora skeins dyed with Easter Egg dye - used blues, greens and purples - and black (mixing all of the tablets into one glass.

Both of those two attempts will probably be re-dyed to see what I can get out of them - especially the angora - if it ever dries.

The one on the right is my favorite. It's the KnitPicks Bare sock yarn - which, unfortunately, is only enough for one sock - but will probably try to do this What Knot scarf with it just to see what it does. On this one, I used the Easter Egg yellows, oranges and reds and love the results - even though I usually hate yellows.

I'm taking a class at Simpatico on the 25th and can't wait to see what all they have in store for us there!


Blogger Elizabeth said...

Way cool! And thanks for the link to the What Knot scarf - that's one I haven't seen before. :)

8:09 PM  
Blogger Knitting Rose said...

I didn't know you hated yellows! LOL - I love them. I think all the yarns are beautiful. You need to name your yarn too!

9:09 PM  

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