Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday/ Yarn Along

Happy Fourth of July to everyone in the states!

For this work in progress Wednesday I only have a few things to show. I am still working on the purple and orange Shaw's Cove but I haven't made very much progress on it as of yet. I've found motivation difficult to come by and the pages of a good book all but too inviting.

That being said, I have started a couple of small projects. The first being some more of the Rose Quartz roving.

 The next wip is from Lion Brand's Sock-Ease yarn that the local Joanns had on clearance. Not that the colorways they have appeal to me but when I saw four skeins of marshmallow just sitting there at such a cheap price, I had to utilize the opportunity to test out some dying techniques.

Kool-aid was the inspiration for this dye job, although I'm not sure that I really like the color. In fact, until I knit it up, in wound up form it doesn't look any better than the colorways that Lion Brand carries. Also, Tropical Punch, Pink Lemonade, Mango and Grape smell absolutely horrid mixed together. But it did create an interesting colorway, to say the least. And my cameras refused to take adequate photographs of it. My phone captured the most accurate representation, but that isn't saying much.

Does anyone have any idea what I could possibly knit from this?

Currently Reading: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

I hope you all can join Ginny's Yarn Along and Tamis Amis's WIP Wednesdays.


  1. ooh pretty spinning and dyeing - what kind of spinner do you use? it looks cute and I'm kind of thinking about trying spinning. have a great wednesday xxx

  2. You know, the colour looks good to me! How much do you have? Maybe socks if you don't like it - at least you can't see them under shoes!

  3. Your roving looks amazing - like candyfloss yarn! Beautiful.

    Like Sarah, I quite like the colour, although socks do sound like a good plan if you don't. Either that, or a fairly open lace something, so that you don't end up with big blocks of the colour?

  4. I've never used Koolaid, natural dyes don't smell good either. The colours look ok to me, I'm someone will like them, even if they're not to your taste!

  5. You are spinning again! Hooray! Your handspun is looking so much more uniform and perfect, with a little more practice you are going to be better than me! I know you don't like your dye job, but it looks fantastic to me. I'm not partial to Kool-Aid dyeing, but yours is really pretty.

  6. I love your dyed yarn ... How about a Miranda Hat? ; )

  7. Awesome!
    I don't know why I didn't think to look for yarn for dyeing during Joann's sale! I did get some sock yarn, and some wool, though so I'm happy. ^_^
    My first thought was Say it Loud by Shannon Simonelli. They're cute textured fingerless gloves that look great with variegated yarns.
    Have fun picking out a new project for your super awesome new yarn ♥

  8. Looks like socks to me! Have you tried swatching?

  9. Beautiful yarn! It says "autumn" to me - some kind of openwork, transitional season scarf?

  10. Lovely spinning and great book! As far as you yarn, I would say fingerless mitts or socks :)

  11. I love your spin/dye job. They are so awesome. Also amazing book. I love the LOTR books XD

  12. I tried kool aid dyeing this week too! Your yarn is telling me it wants to be a hat.


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