Dyeing Yarn

I’ve been having so much of a good time dyeing yarn. I got about 100 skeins of fingering weight yarn last month. I have been using different methods and they all achieve different results.

Candy Rush

Candy Rush

Huntsmen

Huntsmen

Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

Chrisalis

Chrisalis

Stubborn

Stubborn

 

 

Pathway

Pathway

And the last but not the least, this is my Equatorial yarn. I got inspired by the Selvedge magazine cover from the Summer of 2013 issue.

Equatorial

Equatorial

They are all listed now in my Etsy shop. I think I still have about 80 blank skeins that I need to go through. Fun!

Patricia.

Rediscovering the wheel?

There are days when I feel that I don’t know how to start, and what colors to combine, but I don’t let this to bother me, instead I see it as a challenge. So what I do is to get a watercolor tray and I start putting colors together to see what goes and what doesn’t combine at all. I enjoy playing with colors that when mix them together, creates a third one. So, this method I have, has worked really well for me so far.

watercolor

But yesterday, something  suddenly click in to my mind when I was dyeing some roving. I had an AHA! moment. Why I never though of this! I realized that I found a new way of applying the dye to my roving. I’m sure that I haven’t discover the wheel, but things came into place somehow and realized that sometimes we are so afraid to think outside the box that we forget to play, and just do things because we know that is safe, because it works for everybody else, or just because we don’t have the time to experiment and play! We get caught up into the production mode (I know I do) and  time equals money. I take my job very seriously, but I forget that I work for myself.  Yes, time is precious but, I should remember to use some of it to explore the possibilities.

I was able to get some roving done and a bunch of fleece that I bought from Judy in Sebastopol.

roving

I also dye a pound of yarn for a project I have in mind. I hope to do it soon and not leave it in the “for later” bin.

roving

I’m very happy with the fleece results. Some of it will be use for the Phat Sample Box. The theme of the next month will be Ocean and I’m very excited about it. Now I just need some help from mother nature, so, I hope she sends me some sunshine soon. It has been gray and damp lately.

Mohair locksSome mohair locksCorridale wool

This is some Corridale wool

Corridale

And more Corridale from Judy. My hands are itching from excitement. I can’t wait to be able to card it and spin it.

Merino Roving

This is a new colorway. This is some Wensleydale and Merino wool. I’m thinking calling it Rhubarb Patch. It will be in my Etsy shop soon. Tomorrow I will try to post some of my new roving. Have a great day! Patricia.

Shop update

I just found out a way to take snapshots in my computer! I’m crazy about it, the possibilities are endless. And now I can just go to my Etsy shop and take a snapshot of what I have! Here is a look of what I’m talking about:

Beesybee Etsy ShopThis is some of the new wool I have now in my store. Now, how did I do this? If you have a Mac, all you have to do is hold three buttons at the same time: Shift, the Apple button, and 3. There is another option where you can choose an specific section that you want to take pictures of: Shift, Apple and 4 all at the same time. You will hear a click sound. I always save everything on my desktop, so I got to my desktop and Voila! The snapshot is there! I can always crop the picture with preview. LOVE IT!