I was in a NYC newspaper last week! An article was published last Tuesday in the newspaper, Daily News, about my knitting/crochet group. They also put it online. Here it is Online. I am the 2nd person from the left with the shoulder length black hair.
On Sunday, I attended a Kool-Aid Dying Workshop hosted by the Brooklyn Krafthaus. My friend, Tomo, was the one teaching it. (In the news article, she is the 3rd person from the left, right next to me.) I had a great time learning different dying techniques. I met lots of crafty folks and came home with 2 hanks of dyed yarn and dyed hands (I forgot to put on gloves).This yarn is 50% wool/50% silk. It's a leftover ball of Louisa Harding "Grace Silk & Wool". The original color was white. I used the dipping method on this one. I had 3 bowls filled with Kool-aid flavors: Jamaica, Berry Blue, and Lemon-Lime. And each section got dipped into it and microwaved.I made a very concentrated solution and somehow the colors bled into each other. The green (Lemon-lime) ended up being greenish brown and the Berry Blue turned really dark in some areas. It was not what I intended, but I am happy with it now.For this yarn, Patons "Classic Wool" in the color "Winter White", I used the pouring method. I used 3 cups and in each was: Lemon-lime, Mystery Color, and Lemonade. I used each color and poured it into different areas and mushed it together. I was going for a semi-solid and subtle gradations. In the photo, it looks just green, but in real life it does have different shades of greens.
I had bought these rovings years ago with the intention of spinning with a drop spindle. Um...I never got the hang of it or maybe I quit too early, but I have always wanted to see what they would look like spun up. The rovings are from Skeintily Clad. The colors from the left are: Aegean Fantasy, Sedona Sunset, Peacocks on Broadway.
A Thing for String offered to spin the roving for me, so we set up a trade. She would spin my roving for me and I gave her some lovely Sundara Yarn.The Aegean Fantasy and Peacocks on Broadway got spun together. 2 ply, 250 yards, 116 grams, and she renamed it "Peacock Fantasy". The Sedona Sunset was 3 ply (Navajo/chain plied),116 yards,65 grams. Isn't it pretty? She is so talented!This lovely yarn was also spun up for me from her roving stash. I told her I wanted a deep vivid green. After she spun it, she over dyed it because I wanted a predominantly green yarn and the roving had a fair amount of white in it. I think she did a fabulous job. It's the exact green that I had imagined and wanted. Fiber: Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino, "Out of Time" (overdyed with green) 2 ply, 305 yards, 115 grams.