Last night I dyed up the last bunch of Blog Reader Specials for the month of June, but they won’t actually land on the Blog Reader Specials page until tomorrow or Sunday — it’s a large batch and will take …Continue reading →
(I had trouble logging into the blog last night, but it’s back this morning.)
Yesterday I dyed up the BFL Sport – 100% Blue-Faced Leicester, 330 yards each – using the dry-dye technique I’ve been using on the sock yarns. This yarn takes up the dye differently, so I’m learning the differences, trying to see which methods work best on which yarns.
For 417-418 I used the exact same two dyes that were used on 399-400 (shown further down), but they clearly came out different.
After dyeing 415-416 (dry-dye Olive with Aztec Gold), the run-off was collected in the acid pot, leaving an interesting gold-ish color, so I used that and dip-dyed 419-420 in it so as not to waste useful dyes. This resulted in an all-over golden dyed yarn which would have been lovely as a solid. Then I laid out 419-420 and dry-dyed two shades of blues on top of the golden base.
413-414 is a schmear of Ecru and Sky Blue, but because the Ecru is actually a blended dye, there are speckles of many colors scattered throughout.
These will be ready to ship on Monday. Just send me an email and claim the ones you want.
Also — Last Weekend of the Month (it snuck up on me, I thought it was next weekend!) — All Blog Reader Specials are 20% off on Saturday and Sunday, including these new ones. Your discount will be deducted from the total on your invoice. 🙂
All the unclaimed skeins are now posted to the Blog Reader Specials page; click through to see which ones are available at the time of your visit.
I mentioned previously it was coming. I’d used a few skeins for custom work first, but yesterday I was able to dye 20 skeins of 100% Merino, DK wt, 250 yards, with a suggested gauge of 5 sts/in, US 4-5 It …Continue reading →
So, I said I was getting new yarns to try. Today I’m showing the Merino Sport wt, 330 yards apiece, 100% Merino, 3-ply, 6 sts/in, US 3-4.
Dyeing this was an interesting learning experience; I’d nearly forgotten how to dye non-superwash yarns. 🙂
These were all dyed as Twinsets in a wet-dye technique. The pink and blue fades were done as dip-dyes, slowly lowering the yarn into the dye until the dye was all taken up. The others were dyed in normal pour-dye methods. 381-382 are a midnight blue and other blue; 385-386 are midnight green and grass green. 🙂
383-384 came from a single jar of red dye from a previous dye session, which I apparently forgot to shake and stir fully enough before applying to the yarn, so the clumps at the bottom of the jar formed darkened areas. Oops. But i think they will work up into some interesting effects on plain knitting if you let the colors do the work for you.
To claim any of these, just send me an email with the item numbers you want. These will be ready to ship on Monday.
This is the new-to-me fingering – Fancy Fingering – 80/20 Superwash Merino/Silk fingering wt., 430 yards.
Because the base yarn is similar to Primo, some of these were dyed in combinations similar to the batch of Primo that I did last week. They didn’t take up the dye in exactly the same way, but close enough, and I am pleased with these.
Normally these will be selling at $32.00 apiece, but for today only (Tuesday, 13 June), you can claim them with an email to me for just $28.00. Just include “FancyThat” in your email request, and you’ll get today’s preview pricing discount.
These will be ready to ship on Thursday or Friday.