Thursday, September 07, 2006

My newest hand painted yarn

Thanks for the nice comments! I did bike a little farther yesterday. Today, though, it's yucky looking out there. I hope it doesn't rain! MM and the other 8th graders are on a field trip. An outdoor field trip.


Well, here are a couple of pics of my newest hand painted yarn. I call it hand painted because I do "paint" the kool ade right onto it. I don't immerse the wool into the dye. I guess that's the difference between hand dyed and hand painted. It turned out really pretty. Different shades of purples, blues, and greens. SP told me I should call it leviathan. I guess I can, if I can figure out how to spell it. haha. Handy spell check! It does remind me of the deepest sea. It's a little darker in real life than in these pics.

I will be putting it in my etsy shop. It is worsted weight Virgin wool. 8 ounces, about 465 yards. This yarn makes some great felted items. I need to remember to mention that in the description. I have some acid dyes, that I'm dying (haha) to try, but I need another slow cooker, or some pans specifically for acid dyeing, first.

I think, before I do any house work, I'll go scan some other blogs. I've got over 60 on bloglines, and more that I check often, and need to add to bloglines. That is such a time saver. I used to check if anyone posted by going to each of my favorite blogs, and it took forever! I love that I can go to one place and find out if there is a new post.

I have a little meme thing that I meant to post, but I guess I had more pressing knitterly things to talk about. Maybe tomorrow. It's one that is things about me.

Time to go read blogs and knit. Then, on to the housework. (Yuck!)

7 comments:

Mindy said...

It took me forever to realize what bloglines did. Now I can't imagine how I ever read blogs without it.

Larjmarj said...

House work! ugh....
Nice job on the dyeing, you are a regular pro! Keep up the nice work. P.S. How do you like Etsy?

Romi said...

Ooh! My favorite colors. Green, green and green. Yum.

g-girl said...

oh, the yarn is gorgeous! thanks for filling me in on bloglines! I'm just starting out with keeping up with other people's blogs and bloglines is going to be SO handy!

del said...

Beautiful yarn! It looks so soft.

tiennie said...

So pretty and mermaid like!

CoffeeLady said...

Gorgeous colors! It will no doubt look great knit up!