Friday, July 3, 2009

Results of Sunday Dyeing

I have been working on my Susie Cardigan for the KAL I am doing with three friends. What was I thinking? The only cable knitting I have done is a couple of hats and now I am knitting a long cardigan sweater with a cable all the way around. Any other cables I have done are ones where there are 3 rows of straight knitting and one row of cable stitching. Not this one. I must have been crazy. I like the Peace Fleece yarn I am using very much and the stitch definition for the cables is great. I'm sure things will get better as I get used to the pattern. Part of the problem is not having the time to do more than a row or two at a time, so it is difficult to retain what I am doing. It is so irritating to me when life interferes with my knitting.

I had fun dyeing last weekend. Sorry I don't have pictures to show. If it would stop raining I could take pictures. I made a first attempt at dyeing bamboo fiber and my first use of fiber reactive dyes. The colors are very pretty, soft and pastel, but not what I was expecting.

I dyed some silk with bright red and gold colors, and am very happy with the results. I think that will be my July sample for the Phat Fiber No Wool box. I've been pondering what to do for it, and I think this will be a good sample.

I also dyed some Merino, Alpaca and Nylon sock yarn that I am in love with. I think it would not only be wonderful for socks, but also for shawls and scarves. I did a sweater's worth of Merino and Mohair worsted yarn in my Lichen colorway. I think it is beautiful, if I do say so myself. I hope to have pictures soon. I believe I saw a picture of a partial sun in the weather forecast for tomorrow. Yippee!

Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating our nation's birth.

1 comment:

  1. I too am extremely sick of the rain!! I'm hoping the sun will finally shine today, which I started at 4:30AM! I'm not so happy about that but as I sit here, it appears that it's getting brighter. One can only hope that it is in fact, the sun. Very exciting stuff you've got going here. I can't wait to see the different colors....Lisa