Monday, April 5, 2010

All the pretty colors!

So the last time I rambled, I was needing to refocus. And I did, somewhat.

It made me happy.

This made me stupidly happy. It's 440 yards of merino fingering weight. It's done on a base that I'm in love with and am tempted to buy more of. I'm still just using Wilton's but hey, that's what happens when you have a small kitchen and a crock pot that can't only be for dying yarn.

I don't have a name for it yet... But I kind of like Shanghai Surprise, and I think I'll use the name again in some fashion if I choose to dye this way again as the end result was a total surprise to me!

I dyed this by first dying three sections - teal, blue and brown. I then went back with a little yellow and red in between the color changes, where I could see a bit of white remaining.

After the first rinse, I wasn't happy with the intensity, so back to the pot it went, and I added more red and yellow, only this time with a bit more randomness and a whole lot more dye. I definitely think I will dye this way again. It was a bit labor intensive, but the results are well worth it.

Don't ask me what I am going to make with it. I actually think it may deserve a good home, but I haven't decided that yet, either.

I've been plugging away at my Creature Comforts Cardi. I won't bore you with the details, because you can find them all on Ravelry, but here's what I have so far!

This is a fun knit and I am really enjoying the yarn. Dream In Color Classy is definitely something that I will collect more of. It is so much nicer than any other worsted weight yarn I have used before! It's very soft, it's very bouncy, and it's like knitting with buttah baby! I have decided to follow Zonda's guidance and alternate skeins every couple of rows. I can't tell a difference between the skeins knit up, which makes me happy.

Can you tell there is a ton of happiness floating around right now?

Yeah . You all know better. ;-P