A Colourful Weekend
A couple of weeks ago I had a chance to go down to Natasha’s (of Unplanned Peacock Studio fame) and learn a bit about dyeing yarns. We got to do two different styles of dyeing and ended up with two skeins to bring home.
The first style was a bit like tie-dye, in that we tied up the skein however we wanted and then plunked the whole thing in the dye pot with a whack of garnet dye.
The skein itself isn’t too impressive, because you can’t really tell what it would look like knit up, but I love how it looks now that I have wound it into a cake.
I think this is destined to be a shawl of some sort, maybe the ever popular Multnomah.
For the second type of dyeing, we got to try our hand (ahem) at handpainting. I loved this process! I decided to go all out on some bright cheerful colours.
Isn’t that fun? I did big blocks of colour, so we will see what it looks like knit up. This one is destined for socks. I figured I would knit them this winter when I need a little colour infusion.
Thanks Natasha for a great day!