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April 2014

Okay, I'm probably overstating things a bit with that title, but when I decided to purchase some of this base yarn I had no idea how gorgeous it would take dye. It can be hit or miss when testing new bases. For example, there are two different bases I recently decided to test--one is the base you'll see in a minute; the other is an alpaca blend I'll discuss in a later post--in order to gauge whether they'd have the high quality I'm looking for without being too niche or dull. This particular base could have turned out to be... Read more →

I've been slowly dyeing some yarn that I wanted to try out. There are two bases--the first being 100% Merino (superwash) in a light fingering weight, the other being a 50/50 blend of Alpaca and Silk in a sport weight. The latter is pretty fuzzy and a single ply. I dyed a couple of skeins in two shades of green, as well as teal, then overdyed in a bit of olive to tone things down. I knew the colors were what I wanted after the skeins dried, but sometimes reskeining can change the way the colors look next to each... Read more →