On Sunday we hosted the first of two dye workshops this summer. The group played with lots of color. Here is a great shot of all the variations of color that could be achieved from our dye selection.
Using these squeeze bottles of dye, rubber gloves, some water and vinegar, they set off to make white yarn pretty. I think they did a marvelous job! (this is just a fifth of what was in the classroom, as each person had two hanks included in the workshop as well as the opportunity to over dye something “ugly” from their stash.)
I decided to use this as a great opportunity to dye this kermit green yarn that I bought almost five years ago from Karida at Neighborhood Fiber Company.
I believe it was an experiment, using a silk merino blend that she never did end up carrying permanently. The green was just a bit too bright for me. I over dyed it with a blue colors and now it is more like this:
I am thinking that it will become the Favorite Cardigan by Wendy Bernard, which is in her Custom Knits book. I have been wanting to make this for awhile, although I will have to convert from a raglan into something else.
Our second shipment of the “Bundles of Joy” club went out last week and here is a sneak peak at the adorable project:
It is designed by Catherine Gagnon Osborn & Courtney Kelley of Kelbourne Woolens and the package includes three hanks of Canopy fingering in these gorgeous colors. We have a few extra packages if you are interested, although fewer than last month.
My Callie Bib Tee is almost complete. Since it is a bit longer than the pattern calls for, it is taking more time than it should. I have only one sleeve to finish and then lots of seaming. I should have photos in the next day or two and can help others modify the pattern, if you wish.