Sunday, May 01, 2011

5.1 Dyeing can make me happy

About a month ago, I showed you some spinning I'd been working on. Now that I'm not working both a full time and part time job, I might be able to post more than once a month. (I make no promises.)

I mentioned that I wasn't entirely happy with the dye job on the fiber. It's now been all overdyed with the original parent colors and I am much happier with it.

We have red:

and the knitting that comes from the red (the knitting is much truer to the shade of red, but the yarn pic gives a much better idea of the variation in the color):

And we have blue:

The variation isn't quite as obvious in this picture of the blue, but it does exist in the skein and I'm looking forward to seeing how it comes out in the knitting.

I'm much happier not having such wild variation in color in my knitting, although subtle is nice. I prefer spinning lots of color, but prefer knitting with almost plain. It is a puzzlement, and it does make it difficult to knit with my handspun unless I do something about the color post-spinning.


gayle said...

That first picture (on my monitor) comes up as the most gorgeous shade of purple I've ever seen...

pacalaga said...

Yup, I get purple too, and it's lovely. That blue, though - gasp-worthy.