One of the things on my vacation to-do list was to get downstairs and dye some yarn.
I’ve been wanting to get down there all winter, but there was a pile of garden stuff blocking the dye table. With garden season FINALLY here, it was out of the way and I had room to work. Sunday was all rain and gloom, perfect to cheer things up with a bit of colour…
Okay… so my first batch wasn’t exactly colourful… but it has a purpose. This lovely greblurple (grey/blue/purple) yarn will eventually become a Christmas hoodie for Paisley. I’ve got the perfect pattern picked out for – I can’t wait to start (must get gross sheepie sweater out of the way first).
After I got that big batch out of the way, I played with REAL colour
This is the last of the Alley Cat base… and that makes me a little sad. In fact, I don’t have much undyed sock yarn left. The rest is mostly stuff for shawls (silks, alpaca, etc), and heavier weights.
Some of this was just for fun but a few skeins have a purpose. The second skein from the left (red/purple mix) is for a pair of socks Sam has commissioned. And the purple and orange skeins (third and second in from the right) will go with some green I already have dyed – they are all for Rowan’s Christmas hoodie.
Of course, all this has to dry, and I have to finish up a few other projects before I get to play with any of these beauties.