Home dying of yarns has become my newest passion.
I still like to knit stuff, very much so, and frankly, if I dyed at the rate I knit, I’d need to move into a barn fairly soon, but it’s a great way to experiment with different yarns and colours.
Mostly, my results are
totally unpredictable somewhat different from what I planned, but except for The Poison, so far I really love them all.
Still, my latest experiments with darker colours (is winter coming or what?) have been the most satisfying so far, since they turned out close to what I had in mind to begin with, but different enough to provoke some ooh-ing and aaaah-ing.
This is a skein of baby alpaca and silk, a combination I just love for lace shawls, and which is hard to get in the darker colours for some reason. It’s also pretty pricy, and the undyed version is less than half the finished product. Win, I dare say – I’m entertained, I save money and I get to work with a gorgeous fiber.
Meet Midnight Silk: