Monday, August 8, 2011

I dye for you.

I truly do.  And the dyeing mojo is back, thank goodness.  It sort of disappeared over the summer, but now my fingers are itching to dye a lot, so, I'm happily dyeing for you.

Here's this week's collection: A Potpourri of Penny Yarns. All are OOAK, and Penny, as you now, has over 450 yards of 75/25 SW merino/nylon goodness. It's soft, durable, and takes dyes beautifully. Penny is my go-to yarn for everything from socks, to scarves and shawls to sweaters to tops for American Girl Dolls. And it feels so nice when you knit with it, too.

The 3 greens on the left are Highlands, Lowlands and Terrain.

You can see how they progress from dark to a nice medium set of greens.  They are not pure green; there are blues of varying kinds tossed in.  Fun for me, and fun for you to knit.

The two in the middle are Heather and Citrus:  Heather sold immediately.  Sorry, all you Heather lovers.

And the final two are Peachy Keen and Butterscotch.  Peachy Keen is done in a new type of dyeing for me that produces a very neat yarn.  Butterscotch reminds me of butterscotch and vanilla ice cream with caramel on top.

Where?  In my Etsy shop:

I'm off to sew some more.  Between the sewing and the knitting and the crochet, I barely have time to read, and I have the latest George Martin book and keep falling asleep over it.  This may be a great book that I've slept through.

Wall-to-wall books - Boy, do I ever understand!  I'm not this way with yarn anymore, but now that I've rediscovered sewing, I'm buying frabric like it's going out of style.  We're both serious fiber junkies, no?
Do the Day - Alas, Heather sold instantly, and I can't do it again.  It was a mish mash of colors that looked awful, so I added a bit of other colors and this is what came out.  If I could do it again, I would.


Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh my goodness!!! I love yarn!!!
By the time I decide which one I want they will all be gone! Think think think. I'll get back to you!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Yes!!! Its terrible! I always tell myself "well, I will always use it for something" like I am justifying buying it!
I went to my mom's in TN and bought about $100. in yarn! I couldn't help myself! It was all just so pretty!

Do the Day said...

Love the Highlands and the Lowlands, but the Heather is absolutely inspiring! But, sadly, not in the store for sale. Why?


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