Friday, April 17, 2009

The Yarnarian Answers the Question.

So what is this thing?

It's this:

Many years ago, I knit a shawl with a border of 2 matching colors, and I loved it. I got lots of complements on it too.

So I was thinking about dyeing up lace yarn that matched. And that's what that pretty blob of yarn is. 2 2-oz skeins of Emily lace yarn dyed from the same batch of dye only in lighter and darker values. Each skein is over 600 yards, more than enough to make a scarf or smaller shawl, and with a matching 600 yard skein for color work or borders or ruffles or whatever you want. Is that cool or what?

I'm going to sell the skeins bundled together for the usual Emily lace price of $32, and for that price you can get 2 scarves, or a larger shawl with trim or whatever you want to do with it.

If you like this idea, but want a custom order, let me know. It's hard for me to figure out what colors people want here. So, I'm perfectly amenable for a custom order here.

Here are the first 2 bundles:

Apple Green, just perfect for spring and summer. Those are the pics above.

Tapestry Rose, an antique rose color that I'm wild about:

And that's my new mania.

We're off to pick up elder grandkid tomorrw. A. is coming to spend his spring break with us. We plan on having a lot of fun with him. He wants to dye yarn with me, and we'll take him to weird and wacky museums, activities, etc. He's almost 9, way too smart for his own good, and tons of fun. I'll try to blog here and there, but you'll understand if I drop off the blogosphere for a while.

Linda - What do you thing about colors to dye?


Linda said...

Lookin' good and very clever presentation. Congratulations!

Henya said...

I love your greens. What about some Purple? have fun with your grand kid.


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