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I love seeing photos of hand dyed yarns, they're always so beautiful in the skein. Show me your yarn! Please!

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Christina, I think you are on to something there.  I found when I did the Snapdragon Deb roving this summer, even though the fiber appeared to be pretty intense colorwise, and was dyed throughout, when I spun it, it was a much paler version of what I had started with.  I think that has to do with the fewer number of fibers actually being spun vs. a big mass of fibers all together.  I'm curious to see if the spun weight of the yarn makes a difference. 

Oy!  I love this! 

Aloha All! I'm a bit behind on posting here, but here are all of this week's colors. The first is a new colorway :)

This is HONOLULU COFFEE CO based on my favorite coffee house in Hawaii, in merino/bamboo/nylon roving

and Falkland British Merino/nylon fingering yarn

based on Honolulu Coffee Company's logo

and some blending 'icicle' nylon roving just for fun


This is DARK UNIVERSE in KP's merino/silk roving

and merino/silk lace weight yarn

and lastly, this is a new colorway I was trying out and fell in love with the skein, so it's not for sale (but a variation of it will be shortly). This is KEEGAN in KP's merino lace yarn.


I think Keegan is worth trying to repeat.

aloha all - here are this week's colors!

this is ST. PETER'S DOME in 21.5 micron merino wool

and superwash merino lace yarn

TROPICAL SORBET in merino/silk wool

and merino/silk/stellina lace yarn

and STRAWBERRY MARGARITA in merino lace yarn. i don't have matching wool for this one as i had meant to keep it for myself, but decided to keep another skein of lace weight instead. it's so hard to negotiate with myself!


I love Strawberry Margarita.

maybe i'll dye up some wool this weekend . . . am thinking i need more reds/pinks on the shoppe as i've been doing a lot of browns/oranges lately. maybe need to do some purples too . . .

OK, this isn't anything fancy like Christina and Bren having been showing off, but here is my Polwarth, dyed using Salmon Jacquard Acid Dye... 2.2 ounces, 124 yards, DK weight (14 WPI).

Wow, Susan, that's beautiful.  It reminds me of the tonals we used on the Flight Path hat.

That is what I was thinking...

oh - i am loving this Susan! looks like you were able to get some lights/darks in there for great depth in color. what are you going to make with it? very very pretty!!

Thanks Christina... it seems that the more loosely spun postions picked up more dye than the tightly spun portions... I think that is the reason for the color variations.  But there are NO whites... so all of the yarn took up dye... I think I did good.

I've just finished the Flight Path KAL with Mary Scott Huff, and I'm thinking of dyeing another 2 oz. in another color and trying more color work... we shall see. 


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