Monday, July 03, 2006

I Love To Dye....Yarn



Here's where part of the Motley comes in. Colorful wool. Here's a pile of yarn I dyed with Kool-ade. I'm going to sell it at an online shop. I just need to set it up. I've got some finished knitted items, and some jewelry to sell, too.

This is all sock yarn, most of it is self-striping. I had so much fun dyeing this yarn. I have been very good, because I've wanted to use it ALL. I've only used one skein of the stuff. It was for a pair of gift socks for my best friend, so that shouldn't even count. Right?

I have some acid dyes I'm dying (haha) to try out. I need more wool, first, though. I dyed some wool for felted bags, a while ago, and it turned out great! I want to dye some more worsted weight for purses, or whatever.

I was going to post another progress photo of my Jaywalker socks, but it wouldn't look too much different. Just a little longer. The heel flap is the next step. After the gusset I just fly. Tomorrow, I'll have lots of knitting time while visiting with my brothers and sisters. I'm already thinking about what yarn I'll use for the next pair I'm going to knit. What's the saying? "I'm not an addict I can stop knitting socks whenever I want to. I just don't want to yet."
I did a count of the socks I've knitted, and next post I'll fill you all in and share some photos of them. It's really not that many.

Happy Fourth of July to all who celebrate it!!!!

8 comments:

Roo-Bee-Faye said...

Your yarn is beautiful! Wish I knitted socks! Do you only dye with Kool-Aid or have you used other dyes? Are there dyes specifically made for wool?

Jennifer said...

Ooh great color combos! Good luck on the shop!

Larjmarj said...

Nice job! I've only used kool-aid, always wanted to try the acid dyes. I think the color is supposedly more intense.

Mama Bear said...

The yarn looks really great! (Subliminal voices in my head reminding me I do NOT need more sock yarn... no more sock yarn.. really... no more sock yarn until I use some up!)

del said...
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del said...

LOL, I'm with Mama Bear--it's so hard to resist sock yarn!

I love the colors you did--I'd love to see your online shop.

alliesw said...

Beautiful colors--can't wait to see more. I've just dyed a few times, but can't wait to try more. Good luck with your shop.

Mouse said...

yum.. sock yarn!