It hasn't just been party party party around here. I have been "working" too. Granted that I have had two weeks off from my day job for Christmas and New Year. I have, however, been doing lots and lots of dyeing.
I have a few lots of Blue Faced Leicester combed top listed in my Etsy store
. As well as that, I also added two lots of hand-dyed Optim. I love Optim. It's gorgeous and soft while being silky and with lovely drape. It actually feels quite heavy.
What I am most excited about is my newly dyed merino silk laceweight yarns. I only managed to get 7 skeins of that and so have made them one of a kind never to be repeated colourways. There are only 5 left so hurry if you want any of them.
At first I wanted to keep them all for myself but realised that there is no way I will every get around to knitting that much lace, especially not with Alex climbing all over me. The wool base is a beautiful mix of 50% silk and 50% merino. It's so soft and silky, it's almost unbelievable. I dyed them in gentle blends of colours suitable for lace knitting. If you're like me you won't want your colours to flash all over your work detracting from the beauty of the knitted piece.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention my new line of sock yarns. It is a blend of merino and nylon but so soft you would not know it has nylon in it.
Labels: dyeing, etsy, store