Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A little nature yarn...






I've had a good long month to sit and admire my backyard redbud tree in bloom. It looks best in the glow of sunrise and sunset but it never looks anything short of stunning. The bees and birds for miles around agree.

Then Kate @ Bluestocking got into a frenzy of knitting pink socks and the ideas just kept swirling in my head. Now faded and leafed out, it will be another year until I can see my redbud in bloom again. But what if I only had to look at my feet to be remembered of its glow?

Yes. I went there. I'm going to dye yarn to match my sunlit redbud. What's more is that I figured that since I'm going to buy all the acid dyes to do it, I might as well share the yarn-y love.

Here's all the specs:

Fiber: 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 2ply high-twist
Weight: 100g/Fingering
Yardage: Approx. 400
Care: Hand wash cool, dry flat
Price: $24 pre-ordered, includes domestic (US) shipping

The yarn will  be hand-painted, having some longer sections of strong contrasts {but not stripes} between dark slate blue, silver gray, lavender, and light blue-gray, then berry toned speckles with a pop of fluorescent pink. 


So who's in? If you want to pre-order a skein (or two) use the form on the top left of the blog to send me the email address with which you have a registered PayPal account and I will send you an invoice. If you don't have a Paypal account, you can mail me a check, but you still need to let me know what your plan is through the contact form. 

8 comments:

  1. What a fun chemistry experiment! I've toyed with the idea of dying yarn, but then I think to myself, "Lisa, you don't have time for a new hobby!" Now I don't need to since you are. :)

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    1. You may live vicariously through me whenever you want, Lisa!

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  2. What a delightful surprise :-). I can not wait for it. Good for you Amanda it is gong to come out great!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Oh my goodness I meant going ....

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  4. Love these colors together and love that they will represent your redbud tree!! I can't wait to receive a skein!! So fun!

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  5. I'm in for a skein! Don't have PayPal so would need to mail a check. You could send me your addressbthrough Ravelry message? Thanks! Pat Mofjeld :-)

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  6. How did you make your color scheme? did you use Adobe Capture? Also, LOVE those colors. Sadly, I blew my yarn budget for the month on Voolenvine but if you do this again, I'm in!

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    1. I used this palette builder: http://blog.modafabrics.com/palette-builder/
      Also, I will have spares if you'd like to purchase later on. The only difference is that I'm not including free shipping if it isn't a pre-order.

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