16 May 2006

A Colorful Weekend

This past weekend, I did some dyeing. The first three pictures are of the 1st skein I dyed. I used Yellow, Copenhagen Blue and Cherry. These colors created this "Rainbow" yarn. I haven't taken pictures of this yarn knit yet. It's been rainy here, so I haven't had any sunlight to take pictures in.

The sun was messing with me the day I dyed & took the pictures of this yarn - it kept going behind a cloud. So I had very few "good" pictures. The yarn above does not have a black section - that's actually blue.

This is the 2nd skein I dyed. I was running out of the yellow dye (that I had mixed up), so there's no yellow in this skein. What yellow I had, I mixed with blue and red. This skein has alot of magenta, purples, blues and greens in it. I haven't wound or knit a swatch with this one yet.

Again, the light was funny - so that section is actually more blue than it looks.

A few weeks ago, Fawn had a contest on her blog. This is what I won! Can you believe it? I can't! I never win things!! It's a felted cell phone cozy, and the flower has a (hair) rubberband on the back - so I use that for the QP's hair. She also sent some stickers for the QP. Wasn't that sweet? The QP loves stickers! Notice the stationary she used - "Deery-Lou The Cheerful Fawn" - cute, huh? Thanks Fawn!

MAKE it a great day!


Carole Knits said...

Can you share your dyeing techniques for this dyeing newbie?

Anonymous said...

Those skeins came out beautiful! And the blues looked blue on my screen. The tones are nice and deed. Excellant job!

f. pea said...

I love your dyeing, especially the magenta skein. Great work! ...and glad you & QP liked the package. tee hee!

Anonymous said...

You did such an excellent dyeing job, the colors are absolutely breathtaking - I'm so looking forward to seeing that yarn knitted up!
And congrats on winning the contest, what a lovely surprise it must have been for you! The phone cozy rocks!

Maribel said...

You are a bold woman, love love love those colors.

Anonymous said...

What a great dying job! I have yet to give it a try. I will. Sometime.