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Friday, June 22, 2007
Merino yarn is here
My order of Merino yarn arrived today. There isn't a huge amount as I'm still just ordering small amounts at a time. I was out all morning at a Ladies Bible Study group and came home at lunch time and found abig box in the playhouse with all the yarn. I started skeining some of the laceweight straight away but had a friend coming after lunch and I had to eat too so only got one skein of lace and one skein of 4ply finished.
I've got the rest of this huge cone of lace to skein. There are 11 x 100gr skeins to come off that. At 1500 m per 100gr, that's a lot of yarn. It's going to take me ages.
Gave up on the lace and started working on the 4ply instead. Managed to get 4 skeins off this 500gr cone done while cooking tea. Hoping to get some more done tonight adn then hopefully some dyeing tomorrow.
Doesn't the yarn look great undyed though.
Here's the lace:
And here is some yarn I dyed a couple of days ago. Because of the awfully wet weather it's been drying inside which takes too long. Today I hung it up on the patiodoor so that the short spells of sunshine we had today might help it along a bit.
It's quite messy adn needs reskeining but here it is in it's messy gloriusness. I love the colours. The first two were originally dyed pink and plum but had too much white in them so I overdyed them in pink again and it's made the plum a much richer shade with pink 'bits'.
And here are two skeins which started out as pale blue but I felt the colour was a bit flat so added some green (a couple of different shades), some purple and turqoise and I quite like the result. It'll be nice to see how it looks once rewound.
Not got much knitting done today. So do I spend the evening knitting or skeining ready for dyeing tomorrow? Not sure yet. I'd like to start dyeing tonight actually but not sure I want to deal with all that mess tonight adn my back/neck isn't good and it'll make it a lot worse and I'm quite tired. I'm afraid that if I dye tonight I'll be in too much pain to sleep. So tomorrow it is.
Have a lovely weekend everyone and happy knitting!
Posted by YarnAddictAnni at 7:21 PM