Friday, August 14, 2009

Yarn To Dye For

It's been a busy summer. Not a whole lot has been going on knitting wise. Catnip drying and mouse knitting of course, but nothing exciting enough to post .That is until I got a chance to go to Shadeyside Farms and acid dye some sock yarn. It was messy and fun. We laid the skeins out on a plastic covered table and used livestock syringes to space dye the yarn. After that we wrapped the skeins in plastic to preserve the color separation and heated it to set the color. When the skeins cooled , they were brought home, rinsed, washed and dried. I'm working on the purple and turquoise socks now. It's hard to put them down.It's just like reading a good mystery. I can't wait to see how they turn out. There will be no matched pair this time. These skeins were randomly dyed. I can't wait to see how they will turn out. It won't be long!

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