Yarn Dyeing

A few months a fellow guild member gifted me a bunch of wool yarn she no longer wanted. It was 100% wool in a range of solid colors, and as nice as solid colors can be I wanted to over dye some of it with a rainbow of colors because I just find it so much more fun to knit. I am working on a sweater right now using a combo of hand dyed and a solid color yarn, and the solid color area is just so dull to work on, and I just can’t wait to be back knitting up random colors.

More handspun yarn..and one finished project

I’ve spun a bunch of yarn this Summer, and keep trying to make sure once I cast a project off I get something new onto the needles. I have also been dyeing yarn, and the finished project came from a skein of yarn I dyed some time in June. It was the project I was working on for national knit in public day, an age of brass and steam kerchief (my absolute go-to, I think I’ve made 4 this Summer alone!)

Mother’s Day hat

I keep calling this hat my “Mother’s day hat” since I used roving I bought at the Maryland Sheep & Wool fest on Mother’s day to spin the yarn for it. The pattern is a free pattern called The Voilet Beanie which you can download on Ravelry. Since my yarn is so very busy it’s hard to see the pattern, but it’s been such a easy project to work on, and knits up quick. I liked it so much that I plan to cast on another in some pretty mustard yarn I have that will show off the hat’s pattern much better.