Wednesday, January 31, 2007

First yarn

Ladies and gents, I present to you, hand-spun, Kool-Aid dyed and skeined, my very first yarn! Roving and drink mix were kindly provided by AKknitter, my SP from the fall/spooky SP round on knitty.


I've learned a lot from this skein. There's some roving left, but I couldn't wait to see the finished results. Yes, the dye job is uneven, but now I know to set the twist before dyeing. Scrunched-up parts don't soak up dye. Duh!
This little skein actually had to be soaked twice. The first time around, I forgot that you need to add weight to the bottom to set the twist. I got it wet again and put a large towel through the bottom. Et voila, she is done!

17 comments:

Stariel said...

Yay! Congrats on your first yarn.

LadyLungDoc said...

Beautiful! It looks like sunshine.

Bezzie said...

Mmm..and I'll bet it smells good too! Like fruity sheep--very nice!

Emilee said...

What a luscious, vibrant color!

And I like the uneven design job. It's a design feature! Look at you, with your somewhat-solids already! ;)

The Fluffy Ewe said...

I like the varigated-ness of the yarn. I find I am more drawn to varigated/somewhat solids rather than straight dyed stuff. Fabu job!!

TheKnittingBee said...

I think it looks great with the lighter parts - like sunlight on a pumpkin!

You don't actually have to weight skeins that you're going to knit with. Blocking the yarn super straight can mean that when you block the finished article after knitting it skews the knitting up!

Jo said...

Oh! I want it! (Wait a second - did I say that out loud?) I love orange :) It looks beautiful!

veritas said...

that is so pretty, batty! it does look like sunshine!

Joanna said...

It's so bright and cheery! Yay happy yarn. :)

weezalana said...

Batty, that is fabulous!

Knittypants said...

Pretty color :-)

Zonda said...

It is beautiful!! Great job on your first spinning!! Go you!!

Dipsy said...

Oh, this looks absolutely fantastic - great job! You know, orange is my all time fave colour, it never fails to cheer me up - so, thank you for giving me a great time this morning with that photo!

k-good-row said...

Yay! yarny goodness. It did turn out to be a beautiful color.

ZantiMissKnit said...

Cool orange yarn!!! Congrats on your first yarn -- it's beautiful!

Faerynuff said...

That is gorgeous, like a sunny day or an orange ice lolly!

Rain said...

What cheerful yarn!