When I should have been packing for our trip to Mexico last week, I dyed these. They were still wet when we left.
It was fun to come home to them still hanging on the rack, nice and dry.
The yarn above is 1/2 lb. of wool2dye4 super sock, 100% merino. They call it fingering weight, I think it is a little lighter. A half a pound is about 950 yards, so there is enough for a lace shawl here. Hmmm, what to make, what to make? I've named the color "Summer Grass".
This yarn is 50/50 merino silk in a worsted weight. If I could find a wholesale source for this stuff I would buy some and dye it to sell. I bought these three skeins at a LYS a few years ago. I always planned to dye it to knit Clapotis. The jury is still out though. I'm open to suggestions. I've named the color "Echeveria", which is the botanical name for some of my favorite little plants; Hen's & Chicks.
DS leaves for Spain tomorrow. He's going to be living with a Spanish family for two and a half weeks, taking Spanish classes and documentary film making classes. I'm really going to miss him. We went out and bought a cheap guitar for him to take since he can't be away from his music. He's hoping to find a few Spanish musicians to teach him a bit of traditional guitar. He played his new toy for me the whole drive home from the store. I had my own private concert - a bit of Macy Gray a bit of Soul Coughing and a touch of Jill Scott. Now he's playing and he and DD#2 are singing. It's moments like this when I realize how much I love being a mom - and how cool this dear boy, who sometimes makes me want to rip my hair out and other times makes me laugh till I cry, is.