8 April 2009
Roy G Biv : indigo and violet
I ran out of steam with the rainbow thing so here are indigo and violet thrown in together. Just look at this yarn in a different light and I'm sure you'll see indigo in one shot and violet in the other. Yes you will.
I had a big Kool Aid dyeing session after work the other day and dyed half a dozen skeins of sock wool for the etsy shop. And then I promptly cast on a pair of socks with the grape coloured skein. Whoops.
One of those candy pinks has since been over dyed so it's a stronger red, and one of the greens is a lovely soft apple green.
On a roll, I spent most of Monday dyeing everything I could lay my hands on, with professional acid dyes this time. I dyed lots of sections of thrifted blanket for homemade felt, a playcloth in a moss colour (I have this theory that there's a market for muslin playcloths in natural colours, in addition to the omnipresent rainbow colours they come in) and lots and lots of sock yarn and thrifted and recycled yarns from my stash. I am experimenting with greens, and also trying to find the perfect red. I'm leaning towards sock yarn in solid colours these days rather than variegated (to show off stitch patterns) but I did do one lovely strawberries and cream sock skein (bottom row, in the middle). Can't wait until they're all skeined up and looking pretty.
After Easter I'll skein these all up and pop them in the etsy shop. It's looking a little sad in there right now, although there are a few lovely skeins still in there if anyone wants them!
In the meantime, please help me with my mantra for Easter ... Camping is fun, camping is fun, camping is fun, camping is fun ... it will not rain, it will not rain, it will not rain.