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!)


This Summer I have been getting back into spinning yarn. I used to spin and sell yarn over a decade ago, but took many years off. My poor wheel sat in the attic gathering dust, and it felt so great to get it out and start spinning again very regularly. I heard about a swap called Fibreshare and knew it would be just the thing to help keep my spinning mojo going.
Above you can see the sneak peek I shared when I shipped out my partner’s package. With Fibreshare you can choose your interest (I picked spinning, though knitting would of been great too!)
My partner said she loved earth colors, and really wanted to spin with silk cocoons but could not find any. I found some for her on Etsy, and gathered some earth tone fibers at a fiber fest I attended, and found a few items from my stash. I sent the newest issue of Ply spinning magazine, and sewed up a little project bag using on of my favorite sheep-themed fabrics.
Here you can see the beautiful parcel I received! So many lovely things, I have already spun up yarn from a bunch of the fiber, and the chocolate and tea are long gone! I can’t wait until fibreshare offers another swap, I’ll be sure to sign up again.