lørdag 8. mars 2008

Åååå-ååå-ååoah! I just dyed in your arms tonight!



Dyeing rovings is fun, but dying yarn is even more fun! It smells like roasting rats while it's wet, but now that they're dried the smell is gone. Puh! This blue/green skein is my second attempt, and it turned out even better than I dared to hope for. It's really that easy to use acid dyes!!

This is the first batch. Two balls of Dale/Gjestal babyull (The blue/green-ish is Gjestal) in different shades of purple. I split the balls to get smaller skeins for experimenting.
One other fun thing about acid dyes. I use a spongebrush-thing to paint the yarn, and once it has sucked in all the moist, you can squeeze out clear water! All the pigment is stuck, right a away! That's pretty weird...
I've already started knitting something. A tiny mitten using one of the purple skeins, plus white. Latvian style, of course!
And since you're wondering; no I'm not drunk. I just like weird titles and lots of exclamation marks.

6 kommentarer:

Bea sa...

Nydelige farger!! :D

Helen Brekke sa...

Åh, så fint!
Digget virkelig tittelen på innlegget og!

PS. Jeg synes silkealpakkaen var noe dritt å strikke med. BLÆH

syglad sa...

Flotte farger og bitte små pinner Hehe, de vil ikke jeg strikke med..
Ha en fin tirsdag :-)

amylin sa...

Så fine farger! Søt jakke og ikke minst søt jente!

sipusa sa...

Nydelige farger.....*sukke*

Gleder meg forresten til å se hva du skal strikke med de pittesmå!;-D

Anonym sa...

Så utrolig nydelige farger! Disse hadde falt i smak hos mine prinsesser ja! leder meg til å se resultatet. Ha en fin søndag og ei god påske! Piale/Julia