Sunday, August 24, 2008

getting ready for Skeinology

Did some dying a few weeks back and finally started working on getting pictures and then knitting up some different swatches. Just dying and winding the skeins started my thought process, how are these colors going to look, how will the colors appear in the different swatches, I don't have an idea!

These 4 studies are dyed from KnitPicks Bare Superwash Worsted Weight yarn. The first three were dyed with Jaquard dyes.

Here's the two color skein:

Here's the three color skein:

Here's the four color skein:

All balled up......there is something satisfying about the rocking motion of rolling up a ball of yarn, and the way they look, you just want to touch them. I love the way the addition of black as the fourth color changes the way the other colors appear.

This is a Skein I dyed with Wilton Icing Dye, the colors appear random, and not as stripes across the width of the yarn, so there shouldn't be any pooling or "bolts" of color.
Here is the random color skein:

And all balled up:

So now to finish knitting them up, I've got the circular swatches done, the small flat swatches done, just need to finish up the wide flat swatches, not what I expected at all! I'll get some pictures up soon, now to really study what is happening.

The hummingbirds are having a grand time with the new feeder, they really are remarkable.


Addiopolis said...

Yay! So neat Martha, can't wait to see the swatches. And those hummingbirds are totally wild. I was in the corn/bean rows the other day and I heard a roaring noise. I looked up expecting to see a b-50 bomber and it was a hummingbird.

It was sooo good to see you, you look fabulous as always. Thank you for the wonderful gifties, I can't wait to knit up that yarn. It's totally my color.

Margie the Ladybug said...

That yarn is all so beautiful. Awesome work!

Margie the Ladybug said...

Those are all so gorgeous. I'm going to star buying from you as my indie yarn provider! :)

AlisonH said...

I was looking at the yarn, going oh fun, oh cool, and then that last picture! Oh COOL!