Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mr. McGregor's Garden Socks

Mr. McGregor's Garden, originally uploaded by vickijensen.

I've started a new pair of socks using a pattern designed by Susan Pandorf exclusively for the Woolen Rabbit. I love the color of the hand-dyed yarn from the Woolen Rabbit! It's perfect for this pair of socks that have a theme of rabbits.

Friday, April 18, 2008

I love over-dyeing!

I just had to share my attempts at salvaging a skein of yarn. The top photo is a skein of laceweight wool that I used to demonstrate painting skeins in a recent workshop. I attempted to break out of my comfort zone, but was not successful in my color combinations.

Here is that same skein, but over-dyed using Lanaset Blue 483. I love how it toned down all of the bright saturate colors, making it much richer. I can't wait to find a lace pattern so I can start knitting with this. I love the tramsformation!!!