Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Sweater on the Needles!

wow, it has been awhile since I posted...ooopsss. There is so much going on at the Sheep, frankly I didn't know where to start. A few days before we left for a week long cottage get away at a friends place, I started Tempest with the Painted Fleece Naturally Dyed yarn in a deep red and light pink. Boy, do I LOVE these colours. I am so close to finishing this sweater, almost all five pieces are knit, then tomorrow I hope to block them, seam them and then pick up stitches for the border and collar.

Missy, the dyer behind the Painted Fleece, used all kinds of different natural dyes - the yarn I am using for this sweater is dyed with Cochineal. The deeper skein went into the dye pot first, and the lighter pink went into the same pot 2nd.....LOVE it!!!

Doesn't it look like my knitting is playing in the clouds?







Other dyes Missy has used to dye these beautiful wool/nylon sock yarn are:


Walnut
Indigo
Safflower
Red Cabbage
Hibiscus
Turmeric
Pomegranate Husks
Dandelion Root

Take a look.....



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