I’ve been working with yarn a lot lately. I’ve been spinning and dyeing and, of couse, knitting.
Here’s my sock yarn after a dyeing it with mint and adding an iron after-mordant. Grey. The book said it would be teal or grey. I was really hoping for teal. Maybe the ph of my water had something to do with it?
I’ve been working on some mint solar dye. It’s leftovers from before. There hasn’t been much solar action lately, so it’s slow going.
I’ve been spinning more of the Alpaca/Silk. I’m trying to finish up the 2 oz.
Depending on how much I get, I might be buying more. I really want to knit a shawl out of it. I’ve been surfing around, but I’m not sure if I’ve seen anything I like. I have never knit a shawl before so I don’t know if this is a good project to try to design… Thoughts?
Here’s the first skein after its bath.
The yarn has fluffed up quite a bit. It has a bit of a halo. I love how soft and fuzzy it is. I don’t think I’ll be dyeing it; I like the colors the way they are.
I’ve been getting some KIP time with the Podster 2.0 gloves. I’m on the cuff of the second.
The angle of the picture makes the cuff look super long but it is actually about 2 & 1/2 inches. About one inch to go.