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February 2015

Bee Mice Elf is run by dyer Lars, based out of California, who has been working on a series called Mixed-Up Monday. I don't know how I've missed it, but I have, and I look forward to each new update. An amazing exploration of using a base of CMYK dye solutions, Lars' Mondays involve walking through how she mixes the dyes, then uses different strengths and blends to create various shades and tones. Each update to the series is a thing of beauty. Here's an example of her latest mix for purples: Thing of freaking beauty. Just look how mixing... Read more →

If you don't follow my Instagram, you'll have missed a recent project I completed with Malabrigo Rios in Plomo. It's probably my favorite go-to color, but for this particular project it was a perfect shade of gray with some purple undertones. These are my NezuShi mitts that I knit for a friend of mine. We share a love for the No. 6 anime, and the two protagonists are represented in these mitts: the one shown on the left represents Nezumi, whose name in Japanese means "rat"; and the one shown on the right represents Shion, who was named after the... Read more →

One of my recent tasks for Swoonish was to protect the spinning fibers while being stored. Between moving from the drying rack to the table for photographs, then to the office for inventory, there are numerous ways in which the fiber can be disrupted. In trying to preserve the smoothness, which is difficult enough during the dye processes at times, I purchased protective covers to place them in for storage. It also gives me a chance to neatly insert the tag with fiber info (type, colorway, etc). All professional like. My lazy game was strong that day, as some yarn... Read more →