Whee, dyeing! Pretty colors!
Done a bunch of dyeing.
First, we’ll start with the big one.
The first Gnomespun Spin-A-Sweater.
2lbs of Corriedale in the semi-solid Deerfield Ledge (A local sandstone). Apparently on some monitors it appears UT orange. I assure you it’s sandstone.
Next, we have finn. Mm. I’m swiftly falling for this fiber (ok, so I fall for almost every fiber I play with). It’s got a soft shine and is lofty and soft.
For the most part, since it’s spring, I let Self play on this batch. With a few interjections to add more warmth.
First, he decided to go with blue. Dark blue semi-solid. April shower, bring May flowers, and thus came…
Storm Rising, 4oz of combed Finn top
Self decided he liked this dark color thing and decided to go for some green. And since it is spring now and the green has started to leaf and bloom… some are already looking forward to…
Summer Calls, 4oz of combed Finn top
Somehow he thought he was incredibly creative (despite my informing him otherwise) to go from blue, to green, to… bluegreen! As summer comes, people begin to think of the sea…
Seafoam, 4oz of combed Finn top
I gently suggested maybe he should combine his cools with something a little different, maybe? He said of course, and being in a sea mood, came up with this…
Sea and Sand, 6oz of combed Finn top
Finally, I took the reins and demanded at least ONE dyejob from this batch. I think I might have gotten a little overenthusiastic with my “I wanna do warm!” But you know, for me, spring means time to go camping. And camping means…
Bonfire, 4oz of combed Finn top
Next up we have Wensleydale. Oooh so shiny. And for a fiber not renowned for it’s softness, it’s shockingly silky. I really like this fiber and the way it takes dye.
After getting a little hot with the Bonfire, but liking the mode, I made this. Mmmm.
Burning Bright, 4oz combed Wensleydale top
Then I gave the pot back to Self and he immediately went back to his old refrain. I have to admit though, I really like this one. The photo doesn’t really capture the soft shine and very subtly semi-solid nature of this braid. I think it would make a great laceweight.
Aquamarine, 4oz combed Wensleydale top
Then, as we do periodically, Self and I collaborated on a project. This was the last of the Wensleydale (in this batch, more on the way) and we both went for intense saturated colors. Not surprisingly, playing this much, we came out with…
Fingerpaints, 4oz combed Wensleydale top
Love this fiber. Loooove it.
Finally, Self did a big chunk of BFL. Another green (he had a green thing going, what can I say?)
Forest Walk, 8oz combed BFL top
That’s just about it for now. Oh right… there’s also this other thing, but I’ll talk more about it later. For now… a teaser photo…
Today I leave you with a little fae who’s been trying to crawl out of my sketchbook for a few weeks now. He was stalled by the fact that I stubbornly decided I wanted to delve into inking again. And my inking is even more rusty than my pencil sketching. He finally made it, though, happily sprouting to say hi to everyone.