More Distraction

Ok, maybe I’m a bit crafty ADD – or, as I like to think of it, I’m preventing repetitive stress on my hands by all the diversions.

I’m plying the Falkland fiber – yum. I keep hoping that it will be soft and wonderful enough to make a lace shawl. So far, so good!

Then, I realized that I didn’t have any orange yarn. So I finally got out the pot I had bought last summer to using for dyeing, and made some orange yarn with food color – I’m pretty happy with the result!

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The yarn skein on the left was what I started with, and I ended up with a pretty electric color.

Feeling brave, I got out the acid dyes, and the superwash bare yarn from Knitpicks, and with the base acid dye, then doing another dye with food color to tone down the kelly-green-ness of the first pass, I’m pretty happy with the result.

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2 thoughts on “More Distraction

  1. I have yet to try spinning (I’m kind of afraid my stash will REALLY explode if I do!), but I’ve been trying out the food dye thing, and it’s a lot of fun. I want to try acid dyes, but I haven’t yet because I have 2 small children underfoot. Someday…

    (Beautiful yarn, btw!)

  2. I need to read a little more about the acid dyes, I used way too much (a waste of dye), and I will combine colors for test yarn before I try this again. The yarn is ok, though, I may make a pair of socks with it!

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