Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Dyeing Sock Yarn

I've finished the pink socks!  They are bright to say the least.  I'm quite happy with them.  Those socks will be the perfect accessory for a miserable, grey, stormy winter day.  Taking pictures of one's own sock clad feet is still an art I need to perfect.

I've dyed up 500 grams of sock yarn, using weak acid dyes.  This is enough for 5 pairs of socks.   I'll be selling these at our Weaver and Spinner's Guild sale this weekend.   I'm thrilled with the results of 4 of the skeins but the 5th is just okay.  Here are the first 3 wound into skeins and ready to be labelled.   These are all ones I really like.   The one wound into 2 smaller skeins one I'm not sure I want to sell.    If only I'd written down the colours I'd used....  Honestly, it's not quite as bright as this but I forgot to take the camera off the vivid colour setting that I'd been playing around with.

There are two more really long skeins, waiting to be wound into regular skeins.  Tomorrow I'm hoping to dye up some roving to sell as well.   I had to run into town today to pick up a new scale as mine has decided to bite the dust.  Considering it was about 10 years old and a well used little kitchen scale, I don't feel too badly about it's foray into retirement.  I'm thrilled that my new little scale is simpler to use, seems more accurate and was less than half the price of my original one.   Now maybe I can get some soap made too.

1 comment:

Leigh said...

I'm so impressed that you're dyeing your own sock yarn. That's on my "someday" list of things to do. The pink socks are great. So cheerful.