25 Feb '12
Posted by 69943844 in Black Trillium, color, knitting, News, oregon, portland, rainbow, sock yarn, Twisted, Yarn
The last time I spent months working on a single project, I think it was for a graduate-level literary theory class. This time, it's all about yarn! I've been working with Twisted of Portland, Oregon, to create a line of nearly-solid saturated & bright colors using my 100% Merino Sock yarn. I started getting things together before Christmas, dyeing little 10 gram skeins in nearly 50 colors. Shannon & I worked together and picked 25 in a nice, wide palette, saving the other for possible future additions. Dyeing the yarn was a whole different process than I usually use so that 10 skeins could be dyed together, creating dyelots with as little variation as possible between skeins. Of course, this is still hand-dyed yarn, so if you have a big project in mind make sure you buy plenty of yarn and don't hesitate to alternate skeins to minimize color changes. I learned so much doing this project that I feel like I should use some of it on future projects for my own Etsy site, though I have no precise plans at this moment. I'm extremely excited to be able to share this project with all of you, so please take a sec to cruise on over to Twisted's website and peruse the colors. Now to think hard about my Spring 2012 colors list...