Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Playing with Color

I've finally been knitting, a little. When Karen knit her Pincha shawl it caught my eye, and I have plenty of beautiful variegated skeins hanging about my stash, so I dug one up and cast on. This is Knitting Knotions Superwash Sock yarn in all my favorite colors, a colorway called "Earthshine," which I believe has been discontinued.

What's more exciting, though, are these lovely little skeins.

A cool new organization has sprung up in Pittsburgh called the Steel City Fiber Collective, and they hosted a yarn dyeing even at a bar in the city. (Yarn. Beer. Pretty colors. how much better does it get??) It was so, so much fun.

And now ... I want to keep on dyeing. This process was really simple, definitely something I could just do in the basement during naptime. I sense an addiction coming on. (Maybe after I'm done with this class, though!)

I need more patterns to knit with these beauties. What are your favorite patterns that play nicely with variegated yarns? (If you have blog posts showcasing said patterns, please, link them in the comments! I'd love to see them.)

Linking up with Ginny's yarn along.


  1. lovely yarns, I really like the yellow and purple one, very Spring-like

  2. how fun! the class you are doing is a lot of work, isen't it! God bless you!!!

  3. yarn dyeing and beer? sounds risky :) I love your pincha!!! I was out of town, hence the late visit but I'm here now!!

  4. I checked out Jayber Crow and then forgot to read it before it was due back! Time to try again :)

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