Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Some Dyeing

This past week I did some dyeing-

This is all a Blue Faced Leicester and nylon blend for socks.

This is the first bundle that I decided to spin - I tried some different colours for this one, and wanted to see how it would spin (I used Jacquard acid dyes in the colours Russet, Teal and Golden Yellow mixed with a bit of of Jet Black to make lime green).

The three bobbins ready for plying (I like a 3-ply yarn for socks).
The finished yarn.
I really like how the colours came out.
And this is how it is knitting up (toe-up, two-at-a-time socks, with 56 stitches, on 2.75mm needles).
The colours on the fibre seemed so bright, but they really muted down after spinning - the colours are on opposite sides of the colour wheel.

I am almost half way through my weaving project - #4 out of 9 towels, each one is a different yarn colour so far, and then I will make some with stripes.

Photos from Around
Look away Mom!

The cat brought a live mouse in the house for the first time.
My son took this picture - I was up on the counter texting my husband that we would have to move.
We eventually got it to leave the house. The cat isn't too fond of mice she prefers voles.
My oldest son finally received all the parts he needed for a new project for his business,
and this is the main part - a laser.
This will all be a CNC laser cutter for wood, leather, plastic etc.

All the best!♥︎


Sharon Kwilter said...

You make such wonderful fiber projects. I love seeing your updates.

Chookyblue...... said...

lol..one mouse....don't come see me.......everyone here and I mean everyone here has mice and have done for months now......checking mouse traps daily is a constant job....

Cheryll said...

OOohhh... I love the colour of your socks. Gorgeous...xox

PaintedThread said...

Oh, look at those little beady eyes! So cute - but a lot cuter OUTSIDE! Laser - very cool! (not that your yarn and knitting isn't cool!)

QuiltGranma said...

Love the color variations in your thread/yarn. I would just stomp on the mouse and be done with that!

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