Wednesday, July 19, 2006

More yarn pr0n...

Well, Flickr has been having issues today, but they're back up now... and that's good, because I have more yarn to document! The hand-dyeing thing is still fairly new to me, so I get excited when I reskein the stuff and it looks "official".

I love the way this batch came out. It's superwash sock yarn, and for some reason, it doesn't like taking dye. I don't know if the process to make it washable also makes it resistant to dyes, but it takes forever to get it to take up dye. So, I decided to work with that on this batch, and I ended up with a really nice bright pastel blend. (There are more pictures up on my Flickr page, including a couple from before I reskeined).

I had a flash of inspiration at work today about something I could make for my secret pal. I can't blog about it in detail in case she reads this, but it's going to be a set of 4 or 6 "somethings", and I got one "something" started and finished tonight while watching Nightmares & Dreamscapes. I was especially watching for tonight's second episode, "The End of the Whole Mess", which is my favorite Stephen King story ever. TV Squad has a review up that sums up my thoughts almost perfectly. :)

5 comments:

Lolly said...

I saw the lovely new yarn on Flickr-wow! it is just gorgeous! It is very similar to a colorway of Lorna's Laces that a friend used for hats and socks awhile back ;)

Take care,
L

Manda said...

oh wow! :) That yarn is gorgeous. :) very pretty colors.

visiting via SKC. happy knitting! :)

Tokyo Knitter said...

Hi! Just visiting from the Sexy Knitters Club. That yarn looks sooooo yummy!

Yarnista said...

Thank you for your comment on my sweater. That yarn is beautiful!

Jeanie said...

Hi there ChaCha! Jeanie here from the Sexy Knitters Club stopping by to say hello and to drool over your hand dyed yarn! It's beautiful! Where did you get your undyed superwash sock yarn?