Knittin' mittens for ma kittens!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Proof of Productivity

In the last month and a half, we've moved into a new house, where I now have an entire room devoted to crafty endeavors. As such, I have a lot to show you! First off, here are my first attempts at dyeing using Jacquard acid dyes.

Some sock yarn...

Knitpicks Bare sock yarn, acid-dyed

And some roving. This is Corriedale; I was going for much deeper, more vibrant and distinct colors, but while carrying the crockpot into the house, I tripped and spilled half of the water and dye all over the floor! But it ended up giving it a neat watercolor effect, don't you think?


This is some oatmeal colored BFL, dyed with the same colors but using the "hot pour" method. (Heating up the roving and water in a pot, then pouring on the dye.) Too muddy for my liking, but hey, it's a start.

Oatmeal BFL

And I finally finished spinning and plying the Crown Mountain Farm "Sock Hop" yarn. The color is "The Beat Goes On."

Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop yarn


And what do you know--I made another "art yarn"! This is superwash merino pencil roving that I dyed using Easter Egg dyes, with some novelty yarn snippets and dyed romney locks, and plied with a shiny holographic thread. No name for this yet--but it reminds me of cotton candy with the blue and pink.

new art yarn




  • Wow, that last yarn is CRAZY! Great colors! Dyeing is always a surprise for me, and spinning the dyed roving is another.

    By Anonymous elizabeth, at 11:58 AM  

  • Beautiful work! I must come sit at your feet and learn your ways. hee hee.

    By Blogger Hockey Mom, at 1:02 PM  

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