Tuesday, January 22, 2008

In Between Dyeing and Knitting

I really enjoyed the weekend of dyeing. A friend was up to visit and we went a wee bit crazy, as you could tell from the last post. I've now ordered my own dyes and I can't wait to give it another go, although we'll see how it works out!

I couldn't wait to wind the yarn and see what it looked like in the ball. I mean, I really couldn't wait. The yarn was still a wee bit damp, so I had to reskein it. (Don't worry, I was careful and didn't twist the skeins until it dried!) I love the way it turned out.

This is the skein I am least impressed with. I thought it was sock yarn and it was the first skein I grabbed out of the water. It was not. I'd love it if it were sock yarn, but I prefer my lace yarn to be more even. I'll have to find a simple lace pattern to knit with this. Maybe even a simple feather and fan to make undulating ripples of color. I love the way it looks in the skein and the color repeats are short enough that the knitted fabric should be even enough without reminding me of a circus.

This is more sock yarn. Again, it's more variegated than I prefer -- I was trying to play with my technique. I think it will knit up very nicely, however.

This is one of my favorites. It's a deep teal fading to light sage. I can't wait to knit this one up!

This is Zephyr lace yarn. The left one has not been reskeined but the right one has. See how the color becomes deeper and more intense after reskeining? I think this is my all-time favorite. At least out of what I've done so far.
And here is some aran-weight 2-ply cashmere merino. I haven't seen colors like this anywhere before. Smoky warm oranges and reds that blend into brown at spots. Honestly, I can't even tell you how I made this one. I love the way it looks reskeined (again, at the right).

I think I could say that each of them is a favorite.


Lisa said...

Nice job! I think they are all beautiful.

Monika said...

I like all of them! Great job!

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

All are nice, but the pinky one and the circus one are my favourites. What a great theme for a weekend. :)

Opal said...

While they're all gorgeous, I think the teal is my favorite. What beautiful gradations!