Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Here's what I cooked up, and shiny things

I wanted Fall colors. I had limited success. The green speckled pretty bad. I think it's just the way the dye is made, but I'm really not thrilled with the blotches of color. I have some purple yarn in the crock pot right now, and it seems to be doing the same thing. Perhaps I'll get another brand of dye at Rhinebeck and see how it turns out.... This is without the flash and is a bit more accurate on my screen And the flip side. I haven't decided if I'm gunna keep this as is or if I'll be dying it a solid brown. Maybe I'll swatch before I decide.
And a few sets of stich markers. I made sets of six with one slightly different to mark the beginning of the row when knitting in the round. I like them a lot! Here they're on a size nine needle, but I think they'll fit up to an 11. I would really like to try to sell these in a LYS, but I'm not sure if I have the nerve to walk in and ask if they would like to sell them!
Stay tuned for the results of the Purple Dye.....


Julianne said...

I think that you should swatch the yarn before trying to overdye it. The stitch markers came out really good.

teabird said...

I like the way the yarn looks - the green adds character!