Sunday, July 08, 2007

One Big Happy Fiber Family!

DO YOU DYE YARN/ROVINGS??? I just made a "Dye Your Fiber" along!
Joining: email me at (with your subject as "dye along")

Please spread the word! When we get a sufficient enough crew, we can then try out yarn swaps & fun contests in the future! I'm really hoping it will be a learning community too.

This summer is really for dying.
It's already hot, the sun dries the wool super fast, and you've got nothing better to do on the weekends when the house isn't air-conditioned. I only knit when my room is a comfortable-or preferablly freezing-temperature for smooth knit-tage. I just ordered 7 more skeins of fingering weight yarn from Knitpicks because it's so affordable for me, and I want to get the bulk of this year's dying done before I head back for school. Believe me, the yarn swift & Kool-aid will come to Iowa with me in August, but i'll probably not dye that much. Maybe only a few times. Well, who knows. I'm getting soo addicted to dying. I might just come back from a Friday night at the bars with Joe & his friends and see how well I could dye at his apartment, drunk. NO, I am SOO kidding. :) Actually, that would be interesting.... I could call the skein "drunkeness." lol. I hope ya'll have a good sense of'll get this kind of crap-humor all the time (if you haven't noticed already).

So I officially forgot I took this picture on the 4th of July because I dyed ONE...more...skien. LOL.
Here's "Sweet Hearts." There's Red, Pink & pale pink. Since it's a lace-weight yarn, I'll probably use this for a flowery shawl for either Christmas (since it almost was called "Peppermint") or for Valentine's day. Eh, that's far away...
Once again, my cruddy camera couldn't capture the color dynamics going on. (*squinting eyes*...where is that medium pink? I only see two colors in the picture)

"September" is definately my favorite of this dying week. I love my gryffindor colors, but the glowiness of the minty-seagreen color mixed in with the gold & forest green just attracts my eyes like a fly to a zapper. Ahhhhhh..... It will definately make a wonderful shawl too.

WHAT'S KNITTING UP RIGHT NOW? My "Gryffinor Rox" tanktop that i'm designing just in time for the movie & book. Then i'll finish up my "Sweet as Candy" cardi for my friend... and then i'll finish up Joe's suprise knit that you all have seen already.


Laural said...

Yummy! I love all the yarn that you dye! I personally would love to see a yarn called drunkeness, especially if it was made while drunk. LOL! No I'm not kidding either.

KnittingHawkeye said...

I just came up with a colourway I named sex kitten. hahahaha nice job. Too bad I don't use knitpicks eh?

KnittingHawkeye said...

I'll go & look at koolaide for you today, see what I can find.

KnittingHawkeye said...

eh kind of
mine is much brighter than hers