Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Some success with making a handpainted yarn:


I wound it off into a 2-yard hank, painted with Kool-Aid (that's ice blue, lemon-lime, watermelon cherry and pink lemonade, each with a little sprinkle of black cherry mixed in), washed, dried (Fiona wadded it up for a pillow last night) and then rewound it into a 1 1/2 yard hank.

Yes! I was mad about the color repeats looking too regular. This fixed it.

Paton's Classic Wool in winter white.


Blogger Jenn said...

hi! i'm new to your blog, but I found you through both sheila's post and betty's. just thought I would say hello to another local knitter (I am assuming you live in nashville...?)

and oh my goodness, I love that yarn...what a great job! I just bought tons of packages of kool-aid @ kroger and also yarn from knit picks for my first try! this is so encouraging!


8:44 PM  
Blogger JennyRaye said...

Beautiful colors! I really need to try dyeing some yarn!

9:46 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

That yarn looks great. Let me know when you start selling on Etsy :-).

9:47 PM  
Blogger silverarrowknits said...

The yarn looks great!

10:12 PM  
Blogger Peevish said...

That's lovely - the colours are beautiful. I second Jocelyn - let us know when you open an Etsy shop!

10:28 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Lovely! Etsy shmetsy - sell the stuff at Threaded Bliss!

7:05 AM  
Blogger Betty said...

I love it!!!

8:28 AM  
Blogger Zonda said...

I love it too! Great job! I start practicing this weekend!

11:35 PM  
Blogger Chris said...


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