Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Newly dyed: sock yarn

sock yarn
sock yarn!
I went to a craft show a few weeks ago, saw a beautiful blanket with this color combination. Couldn't stop thinking about it. Finally I decided the only thing to be done was to dye self striping sock yarn with the colors, peach, mint ice cream green, and lavender, with white (well, undyed yarn color, which isn't quite white).

I didn't do this outside, which at this time of year would be tricky. Lately, (and I use the term loosely - it's likely been a year or more since the last time I've used acid dyes to dye yarn or fiber) I've been using my warping boards - I have one that's 14 yards, long enough for a four color yarn, and a 5 yard one, which I use to extend the size of the loop if I want to use more colors.

This is also the first time I managed to dye some of the yarn in coordinating solids - for toes and cuffs (and heels, but I'm not sure I'll have enough for all three). It's an idea I've been kicking around for awhile, but I never would remember until it was too late - so finally I get to try that!

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