Saturday 5 October 2013

The soups of 2013

Last year we dyed a LOT at work, and the colours I got were simply fantastic. I actually like the colours so much, that I've still used only one small skein for a pair of baby socks. I do have plans for most of the yarn already, but I just can't motivate myself to actually start the projects. It's just too nice to just look at and admire the skeins... It's quite a dilemma that I have to start doing something about soon.

Luckily (?), we didn't have that much time for dyeing at work this year, so I dipped my yarns only in onion and cochineal. These are the colours I got:

From left to right: cochineal first round, cochineal second round, onion first round, onion third round (a colleague of mine filled the second pot).

We did hope that the cochineal would have turned out a little bit redder, more like the colour we got last year. But better luck next year, I guess. That's both the best and the worst part of dyeing with natural colours, you never really know what you'll get. The yellow colour isn't at all as bright as I had hoped for either, but it actually looks pretty good with the drak, dark orange. They're both already on the needles, but I'm afraid I can't show you the result until Christmas *< :) At least this one time even I managed to start in time. Yay me!

This is, however, a present that I can show you:

Pattern: just basic socks
Needles: 2 mm
Yarn: Novita Ticotico and some really old Novita Princess Baby (not in production anymore)

These leftover-babysocks were shipped to Sweden already some time ago. There they hopefully warmed the small feet of a little girl.