February 17, 2011

Crafty Friday 2/18 - Yarn Dyeing

I've been having a great time this week dyeing numerous skeins of yarn. I've been waiting until it was a bit warmer because I have such a problem getting the yarn to dry when it's cold.

I started with an amazing alpaca and silk blend that we sell in our shop. It's really the softest yarn ever and I love it for baby knits. I dyed several skeins in pastel colors probably because I always think of babies when I play with it.


Then I dyed some suri alpaca/merino wool yarn that was new to me. It's really a nice sport weight yarn and I think I'm going to knit myself a cowl out of some. I love the way the dark grey turned out!



I've done a lot of dyeing this week, but I still have pounds and pounds of yarn to go. It's like a rainbow has exploded all over the house. What color should I do next?

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6 comments:

  1. I'm going to share this with my 15 yo daughter, she has always wanted to dye her own yarn! thank you for hosting and have a great weekend!

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  2. Neat post and Cute blog!

    I just found your blog through one of the Friday blog hops! Have a great weekend.

    Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

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  3. Stunning! I LOVE every single one of those colors! Thanks for showing us at Fibers on Friday!

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  4. Such pretty colors! Puts me in the mood for spring!

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  5. I do like the gray, but can't decide if I like it more then the red or purple. You have some beautiful yarn!

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