Totally addictive. Last night I was awake at 3.00 am pondering the effect that would result from painting skeins of yarn lengthwise, rather than in horizontal bands.
I haven't tried it yet. Does anyone know what it would look like? I'm considering unwinding a ball of commercially dyed sock yarn into a skein, to try and see how those clever self patterning designs work. That's how deep I'm in. Sad huh?
In the meantime, I went for solid colour.
These skeins were wound from three balls of a rather ghastly beige 12 ply worsted from the op shop.
Son #2 and I dyed them, using the method described here. I love their delicious mossy greenness. To me they’re reminiscent of Tolkien’s forests; all rich and velvety to the touch and oh so luxuriously green.
Some of the yarn was knitted up into this elfin baby hat, part of a commission from a friend.
The rest of it is on the way to becoming a pair of fingerless mitts for the boy who participated in the dyeing with such enthusiasm and delight.