I betcha thought that this would be about wine...hehe.....(I'll save that for another day, ask my DH...it is a favorite subject of mine :-)
I have had so much fun over the last few days playing with dyes, and have discovered alot about what I like and what I don't like when it comes to color....and how very hard colors are to capture with a camera!
When I dyed up the skeins of yarn last week, I used the saran wrap method of dyeing that I have seen so many time on blogs and websites. This was a new to me method and I got results similar to what I see on different websites.
Today I thought that I would try my tried and true method of dyeing roving with a new batch of yarn and I have to admit, that I was much happier with the results. A more muted, blended yarn than the yarns from last week.......more like my rovings, which I like. I guess I am a muted kind of girl...and for you wise guys out there..it's muted, NOT mute! (
although, there are days that mute would work for me too!)Perhaps some of my satisfaction with this batch is a different yarn that I am using. Even though both yarns are merino, this new yarn that I picked up is much softer.....and no knots :-).
I will be bringing the first batch with me to Freyburg fair in a few weeks and will sell them at a discount because of the knot per skein
(grrrr), but these new yarns will be going up on the blog, as I like them enough to buy them, and I will buy no wine before it's time...(ok, sometimes I drink "Box O' Wine...but shhhh...don't tell anyone!)
Seriously though, I can honestly say that I have so enjoyed working with the sock yarns, that I can see a lot more dyeing in my future.....and maybe some lace yarns as well :-)....wheeeee!!!
O people, hush!
--For don't you see
A spotted thrush,
One thrush or two,
Or even three,
In every laden elder-tree?
They pull and lug,
They flap and push,
They peck and tug
To strip the bark;
They have forsaken
Snail and slug;
Unseen I watch them, safe and snug!
(These berries do us no harm, though they don't taste very nice. Country people make wine from them; and boys make whistles from the elder stems.)
Cicely Mary Baker
If you have stayed with me this long....you can see where I got Elderberry Wine from...LOL!