Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Help with dyeing

It seems that yesterday Willow thought I might need some help with dyeing. So, she hopped up on my dye table and promptly fell asleep using the yarn I tie the skeins with as a pillow. Wow, is she ever helpful!


I am testing out a new yarn to add to the shop! This is a fingering weight 70/20/10 Baby alpaca/silk/cashmere. This stuff is soooooooooooooooo soft!!! I dyed up a test batch of 2 skeins the other day. What do you think???


What should I do with it?

Oh - and check out these cool pictures I got yesterday of some newts! I was sitting down on our dock seeing what was going on in the water. Luckily, I had the camera in hand. The whole thing probably lasted less than a minute.

13 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Did they just....huh?

And I'd do something lacy with that yarn. I bet it's super soft.

Beverly said...

Okay...those pics were a little, mmm, weird.

The yarn? It's beautiful! Obviously, you need to sell it on your webiste. Or you could knit a pretty Ishbel with it!

Hockey Mom said...

Woo hoo! Frog secks!

I know exactly what you need to do with that yarn - send it to me!!!! Mwahahahaha!

(trying to stay distracted today)

Nora Grace said...
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Nora Grace said...

I love the silly lazy kitty, and those wet...uhhh...friendly? critters are cool, and now I have a serious case of yarn envy!!!

Diana Troldahl said...

Great post! My cats adopt my WIPs whether knitted, crocheted or quilted.

I LOVE the soft halo on that yarn!
It would feel lovely as a cowl or a small shawl.

And were those baby frogs?

Knit Witch said...

Sorry, I should have been more specific - those are newts! I don't think it was hawt secks I think it was just an "entaglement encounter".

juniperloops said...

Ahhh...spring! When a young salamander's thoughts turn to...

Neck cozy, cowl, thingy! That yarn needs to be right up next to ya!

Hallo Brittany(sp) from a fellow rebel ravel rowzer:)

Turtle said...

tadpoles?? Love the blue yarn!!! cute kitty.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I would knit fingerless mitts and a wee sock for my keychain:)Hugs Darcy

theyarnwhisperer said...

I made up a song about newts when I was in the 5th grade to entertain myself as I walked to the bus stop. I'll have to sing it for you sometime.

Jane said...

That is a lovely shade of blue. And I agree, it should be something lacy. I'll take some, too.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

do you breed newts for your witchery...you know, those spells that call for eye of newt??? giggle