Friday, April 06, 2007
No Eggs Will Dye Today
I keep passing displays for Easter-Egg dyeing in shops and dollar stores. I think to myself, why would anyone bother with eggs when yarn is so much more fun? Says something about my mind-set, I guess.
Oh yeah, it is Easter weekend. 'Tis the time for egg-dyeing. The little dye pots look so small though. Not enough room for much yarn in there, I find myself thinking.
In any case, Easter egg dyeing is not really a tradition around here. We do like hiding and finding (and then eating) chocolate eggs though.
I allowed my rubber arm to be twisted by assorted elannites last week. Elann.com was clearing out some you-dye-it-yourself yarns, including ladder lace. I was informed that I MUST dye some ladder lace. Okay, I bought some ladder lace.
And today I dyed some ladder lace. Not eggs. I have to admit that ladder lace can be very pretty. You can knit with it alone to make summery wraps and scarves, or you can use it as a carry-along with any number of other yarns. I have a bunch of this in white, and I'm open to colour suggestions. I did up three skeins in PANSIES 'cuz that's the mood I was in. A little bit of bling drying in the sunshine in my family room makes me smile when I walk by it. I'm definitely going to try Copper Blaze in this stuff.
The three skeins are posted in my shop for 10.00 each. You get 50g/158yds per skein. It knits at aran gauge (18st on 5mm needles) or as a carry along. Custom orders are welcome too.
And, as for this, I call it BLATANT TEMPTATION. It has been made clear to me that I have become a "purveyor of addictive substances."
That's right: I'm a dealer.
Hey, I'm nearly done the back of Wren. Just have a few more inches to go to finish this piece.
Happy Easter Weekend, Everyone!
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