Friday, February 1, 2008

Down and Dyeing

Been down with the local plague for a number of days, which at least found me undating my blog, and a wee bit of dyeing...here is my latest washable merino, although the color is slightly askew...more olive in that gold ...but it works...
and next in the photo parade..voila, German heel, taught by Frenchette, and practised here for the first time on a normal, relatively, sock...do I like it? not really, will I do it again? sure if its for the felted footie...it worked great then and used less yarn, but give me the old flap...of course I will do it again, as I need that second sock to match to pictured one.. I like the process just not the fit for my foot...
Photo number three: the sweet blocking of the cashmere old shale scarf...still can't believe what simply blocking does, might be magic...and I can hardly wait for the real blocking wires to show up ....I must get knitting so I have more scarves to block when they arrrive....and the finale is the newly spun mushroom dyed bfl tops....how sweet it is...my eyes are becoming more attuned to the pastel palette, much to my surprise and delight, and good thing too, because I can't seem to get bright mushroom dyes...you need much mushrooms, like 70 grams dryed for l00 grams of fibre, now that seems like a lot of mushrooms but come fall, I;ll be out there picking and drying...
so for now I leave you with the softest of hues....and go back to those damn Harlot Hamsters.....


2 comments:

PICAdrienne said...

Lovely, lovely pictures...and she got me with those dang hamsters as well.

frenchette said...

I like the new look. Blue background is soothing, must help the cold....