Whew! Things just seem to have gotten a little crazy over the past week or so. Work is busy, busy, busy. I’m waaaaaaaay behind on bloglines (if you’ve been wondering what happened to me there). And some very dear friends’ baby is due imminently. I had a picture of the baby bolero I’m knitting (note that I’m still knitting it and am not done with it), but the picture vanished into the internets somewhere. Grrr.
At least I managed to take a picture of one of the skeins of (hopefully self-striping) yarn I dyed! This was a test skein, from some random fingering weight yarn I had around, and isn’t enough for a pair of adult socks. I then dyed a skein of Knitpicks with these colors, but I didn’t get the purple as dark as I wanted. Anyway, this skein was dyed with Jacquard Silk Dye, which also works on wool and other animal fibers. These are liquid dyes and are definitely not the most economical way to dye. I just happened to disover a bottle of purple and a bottle of black in my cupboard and decided to see what would happen.
Check out Jeanne’s blog entry about some of our warping board adventures and a rubber chicken.
31 thoughts on “Frazzled”
Lovely!!! Just make some mini-socks!
Very nice, Chris!!
(Good luck to your friends! Hope their baby is here soon.) 🙂
Ooo, pretty! I keep telling Josh that people are making prettier yarn than I am, he says I’m wrong. Maybe I’ll take a picture of my latest creation and see what y’all think. I wish my pal would tell me what her favorite colors are. If only she had a blog!
Well, you know purple is not my favourite colour, but that is quite pretty.
Very pretty! My dd would love it.
That yarn looks great. You could knit some baby socks!
That is such pretty yarn – I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
That yarn is great! – maybe you could make something small for your friend’s baby.
That’s some beautiful yarn you’ve dyed. Kind of reminds me of hte Black Purl coloray of Lorna’s Laces …
The stripey yarn looks great…even if Chaos looks distracted by PSRM (phantom sparkly red mouse).
Sorry … that comment was from me!
It turned out pretty, Chris. How about a small knitted bag, with beads?
Oooh…the colors are great! Anklets? Wrist warmers? Cat socks?
I like that skein… enough for a pair of ankle socks?
Don’t stress too much, we know you and Chaos are still out there.
I LOVE the skein. The colors are just great!
Good luck managing the craziness. I feel your pain. The yarn turned out wonderful!
CHRIS! WOW! I LOVE IT!
awesome job! If mine turns out half as nice I’ll be dead impressed!
Look at that lovely yarn!
I’m seriously digging the purple…
That yarn looks wonderful! I hope things get a little more relaxing for you at work (so you have more time to dye yarn. 😉
That yarn has come up beautifully! Poor SRM.
The yarn looks great!
Love the yarn!
Oh! Those colors! It looks so wonderful!
Your yarn is beautiful (and Chaos is a very good helper showing it off!) I went over and saw the yarn warping board – what an endeavor, with beautiful results :o)
Pretty pillow in the background with kanji? on it?
Noice yarn! Maybe some fingerless gloves? Wrist warmer things only longer?
I am currently knitting that same baby bolero, and I find that finishing it is taking forever. I flew through the body and sleeves, but then it wants me to pick up what seems like an obsene number of stitches for the ribbed trim. I swear there isn’t enough room for them all. It is currently cast aside in annoyance.
Looking forward to seeing yours, though!
Love the yarn! Great colors, reminds me of the LL Black Pearl colorway.