Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hello, blog!

It's been forever since I've posted here. I've been doing a lot of things. Mostly dyeing. I bought a bunch of silk (9lbs, to be exact) and learned how to dye silk. Which is actually very easy, provided you soak it for 12+ hours in hot water with some soap before you apply the dye. This is from my most recent batch:
I also ordered a bunch of undyed mill spun yarn. Most of it is sock yarn. I ordered a bunch of skeins of 100% superwash merino, fingering weight, 2 ply, and wound it into mini-skeins, which I dyed in colors corresponding to some of the main characters in My Little Pony:
These minis can be used in scrap yarn projects. Most commonly, they are used to make hexipuffs, stuffed knitted hexagons. You knit a bunch of them (hundreds, possible thousands), sew them all together, and turn them into a quilt. The pattern is actually called "The Beekeeper's Quilt" and I would highly recommend checking it out.

I also got some laceweight yarn which is really nice and soft (merino silk blend), which I've dyed 4 out of 10 skeins of thus far. Here's one of them:
I'm considering dyeing some more minis today, since I'm running low on complete sets. Ponies for everyone!