Saturday, March 31, 2007
Yesterday afternoon I was playing around. I mean I was working REALLY hard. Wipes sweat from brow. My boss is such a slave driver. And she hogged all the Aero bars.
This is fun. I'm calling it LILAC. I wish I could tell you how I got this yarn to do this, but I'll just smile quietly to myself. It was highly unexpected.
I can only do this effect on this particular yarn for now. It's a new basic yarn I'm offering. 100%wool that has been mercerized (the process that removes hairy fibers to make yarn smooth and machine washable). The yarn is merino soft, and has a lovely hand and drape. It's worsted weight (20st on 4.5mm needles). Handwash recommended or machine wash on gentle and lay flat to dry. I've dyed four 100g/200yd skeins. 15.00/per 100g skein. (posted Mar.31)
APRICOT (I can also do PEACHY by adding in some extra blush of the darker colour).
I've done three skeins here in 100% hand-wash merino DK (22st on 4mm). 100g/246yds per skein. 16.00/per 100g skein (posted Mar. 31)
Somebody emailed me the other day and asked what I thought was a perfect yellow. I suppose that is a highly subjective thing, but to me, this is the perfect yellow. I'm calling it BUTTERSCOTCH. I dyed it on a skein of Rowan Pure Wool DK. This one is for me (back off, get your own sandwich), but I can do this colorway on any of my yarns. I plan to make myself a nice pair of instant-gratification socks.
Here I've posed BUTTERSCOTCH next to APRICOT to show the difference. The colours of each are a bit richer in real life, and they glow more, but the photos are not bad.