Monday, December 18, 2006

A Dyeing Distraction

Yes, it appears that I have been distracted from my knitting. It's OK, though, as there was no Christmas knitting this year (or what there was I finished in October.) Christmas shopping is done, presents are wrapped and shipped, it's time to celebrate.

Oh yes, and for those that wondered or cared. . . I did get my grades back for this past ***** quarter. We can also celebrate my first C in grad school. Technically it's a C+ and I couldn't be happier, I don't have to repeat ECON. HURRAY!

ON TO THE DYE POT!

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Mistletoe

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Cranberry

Both are Cascade 128 - I may knit the Duke and I Christmas Stockings out of this, we'll see.

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Crowned Jewels

Superwash Merino- I've all ready spun half of it, it's beautiful. Its future is a secret. . . stay tuned.

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Juniper and Spruce

More sock yarn.

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Girl's Night Out

100% Washington Merino, worsted weight. It is very, very soft. I bought it (undyed) in Coopville over the Thanksgiving holiday. I was surprised when I skeined it to discover there are 400 yards there, I was thinking more like 200. That was a pleasant surprise. I don't know what it's going to be yet.

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Savannah

This was a couple of skeins that I decided to overdye, as I have a lot of them and I wasn't sure I loved the colorway. I threw it in the pot after the Cranberry lot up there and let it soak up the remaining dye, it was ehh. Naturally, I dyed it again, and this incredible colorway is what I got.

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Curaco

A little preview of what is still on the drying rack, it's almost as beautiful as the paradise it's named for.

5 comments:

  1. okay i'm confused.
    FIRST HURRAY for GOOD GRADES>>>
    Did you spin all the yarn and dye it or did you spinn all and dye some. What ever you did they are all beautiful.

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  2. I am so happy that you don't have to repeat your ECON class! Go Duchess!

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  3. your dye work is stunning! I'm just discovering the wonders of hand dyed yarn (a friend's work, not mine!) and there's nothing like it. Really beautiful!

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  4. C is for congrats. You go girl.

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  5. wow, that's gorgeous!!

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