This made me stupidly happy. It’s 440 yards of merino fingering weight. It’s done on a base that I’m in love with and am tempted to buy more of. I’m still just using Wilton’s but hey, that’s what happens when you have a small kitchen and a crock pot that can’t only be for dying yarn.
I don’t have a name for it yet… But I kind of like Shanghai Surprise, and I think I’ll use the name again in some fashion if I choose to dye this way again as the end result was a total surprise to me!
I dyed this by first dying three sections – teal, blue and brown. I then went back with a little yellow and red in between the color changes, where I could see a bit of white remaining.
After the first rinse, I wasn’t happy with the intensity, so back to the pot it went, and I added more red and yellow, only this time with a bit more randomness and a whole lot more dye. I definitely think I will dye this way again. It was a bit labor intensive, but the results are well worth it.
Don’t ask me what I am going to make with it. I actually think it may deserve a good home, but I haven’t decided that yet, either.
I’ve been plugging away at my Creature Comforts Cardi
. I won’t bore you with the details, because you can find them all on Ravelry
, but here’s what I have so far!
This is a fun knit and I am really enjoying the yarn. Dream In Color Classy
is definitely something that I will collect more of. It is so much nicer than any other worsted weight yarn I have used before! It’s very soft, it’s very bouncy, and it’s like knitting with buttah
baby! I have decided to follow Zonda’s guidance and alternate skeins every couple of rows. I can’t tell a difference between the skeins knit up, which makes me happy.
Can you tell there is a ton of happiness floating around right now?
Yeah . You all know better. ;-P