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Monday, November 11, 2013

Rainbow bright

It was a dyeing try-it day at spinning group last week and here are my two efforts.  It's lots of fun, you don't really know how it will turn out, at least you don't when it's your first go. I already have a few ideas on what to do differently next time.


 Top yarn : commercial Alpaca boucle
Bottom yarn: handspun wool (unknown breed)

 The spinning group has a set of Ashford wool dyes and I used hot pink, purple, yellow and blue.  The yarn was wrapped up in glad wrap and then steamed in the microwave. I haven't decided what to do with the handspun yet but I knitted up the alpaca into a very basic cowl.

 


 
Guaranteed to brighten up any day.

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