Monday, September 28, 2009

Autumn Dyeing

I love to dye in the fall. The crisp air and the nice breezes to dry skeins of newly dyed yarn. Today I dyed 2-ply suri alpaca in rich fall colors. I am using commercial acid dyes and creating my own mixes. I plan to get my roving back from OVNF this week and can spin up some DK weight yarn and dye with natural dyes. I will also dig up my madder this week if rain doesn't stop me and dry it. Colored knitting is beautiful with natural dyed yarn. I started knitting a cabled cardigan in 3-ply Blue-Face Leicester yarn that I handspun last Spring and Summer. The cables pop out very nicely.

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh! your pictures are awesome... you must have a really talented, wonderful, gorgeouse, appriciative daughter for her to do that for you!!! ;-) hehe