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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Look how they came out, Contest!

Updated with Alpaca Pics below!

Read about contest at bottom of post

Some people commented on the previous post that they thought the last picture of that post was my yarn dyed up. nope, not true it was Brooks Farm that I purchased weeks ago to make Clapotis.....

Fresh from Mama's Dye Pot!
But, here is the yarn I dyed up on Friday night....not bad for my first batch right? I think I may have a knack for this sort of thing ;) I will put them up for sale on my Etsy shop this week. I plan to make more in the same colorways..... These are the 450 yds. fingering yarns, the 1250 yrd. alpaca lace is still drying....

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All 4 of the colorways

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Land (Earth)

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This is called "night" notice the light patch? that is suppose to represent stars....

It was a lot of fun dyeing these up... I plan to do a lot more dyeing in the future!
Thanks for eyeballing the goods ;)

Updated! Here are the Alpaca Hanks, they are 1250 yds approx.... Same dyelots as the other clors... Alpaca takes yarn so differently!
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Now leave a comment and your input about the yarn before Friday night and i will enter you into a contest to win some Socks That Rock!


Blogger Donna said...

They all look great, but I especially love Night and Sea.

Random Knits

11:33 PM  
Blogger RunsWithTrowels said...

i totally dig night. day looks like sea glass to me, so i love that too, even though it isn't a colorway i would normally pick up... ...they aren't my colors, therefore are outside my oh so comfy comfort zone.
sea is beautiful as well.

night is my favorite by far.

11:53 PM  
Blogger Brynne said...

Night is my favorite! Do I have to wait until they're up on etsy?!?!?!?!

5:34 AM  
Blogger amylovie said...

They turned out great Catherine. I especially like the Day.


7:13 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

I agree with the rest of the commenters. I love the NIGHT! The Earth comes in a close second for me. If this is your first batch of dyeing, I can't wait to see what you'll come up with next!

8:18 AM  
Blogger Stricken madchen said...

They look so yummy. I'm very impressed with how great they turned out!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

Love the nature-inspired colorways. They all are so pretty. Earth, upon first viewing, was my favorite, but on my second viewing, I decided I like them all pretty much equally. They're beautiful.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love all the colors. I especially like how you describe the light patches in night as stars. Congrats on expanding your business!!!

9:30 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

SEE, you have them sold already. better whip out that card for more yarn!

9:50 AM  
Blogger trek said...

They look great! I love how the Night one looks. Fantastic job.

10:06 AM  
Blogger knitting by Steph said...

ohhh nice! Great job!

10:57 AM  
Blogger Angelika said...

Once again congratulations on the great dying job. Love to see more!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Your yarn is just beautiful and do think you have a knack for it!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I love the sea colorway! And I love the idea for white patches for the stars in the night colorway, what a cute idea!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

They look great! Love the night...with the white stars.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Awesome job on the dying! I especially LOVE the one you called "Sea"!!!

5:25 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Great job girl! I especially love the night and earth! I can't wait to see your next batch!

4:54 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

You definately have a knack! I tried once with not nearly as nice results. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Earth and Night! Great job!

5:38 AM  
Blogger CynCyn said...

you're giving ppl til Friday? You MUST have a knack, b/c I know dying yarn isn't as easy as some ppl think... and yours turned out beautiful. Did you do it all in one pot? or did you stretch it out and hand paint?

7:56 AM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

Wow, these colors are great! "Land" reminds me of some Schaefer Anne I recently bought. I like the "In the Beginning" theme.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Sorka said...

Those colors are beautiful. heck you did'nt need to have a contest to make me comment on that!
But hey if you really want to give away some socks that rock.. throw my name in the hat!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

All I know is that I want to know how to do this!!!

I am a new knitter and am quite addicted to knitting socks (by the way, even though I can knit them I would not pass up an opportunity to win a rockin' pair) but this whole dying yarn thing makes me itch to learn. Definatly on my list of to dos. I love the one titled "night".

I am a sucker for blues.

Great work!!!

8:46 AM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

Wow! First batch? They're gorgeous! I keep scrolling up and down trying to decide which one is my favorite. They're all so beautiful. I really want to delve into dying but cannot justify adding another passion to my crafts right now. That, and I picture my kids' teachers asking them how their hands got that color. (-:

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my, how beautiful! My yarn diet is coming to an end (thank goodness!!) so I'll be able to buy some of this luscious stuff soon.

Fabulous colors! and I love the light "stars" on Night.

9:28 AM  
Blogger kmckiernan said...

How pretty, I love the "day" colorway, that's my fav. Wow!

10:39 AM  
Blogger Betty said...

Gorgeous! I can't decide which one I like best. I love them all!

1:41 PM  
Blogger BLACK DOG KNITS said...

You certainly DO have a knack! Exquisite! xx

4:45 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Your colors are amazing! I love the way the shades melt into each other. Keep on dying, because you really have an eye for color.

5:20 PM  
Blogger BeccaU said...

wow! those are so pretty - i like the "earthy" theme - the sea is my favorite!

7:33 PM  
Blogger caitlyn said...

Wow, Catherine, you are *so* multi-talented!!!! The yarns look beautiful. My favorite is Earth.
Best wishes on your Etsy shop, too!! =)

7:47 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I can't decide if I like Sea or Earth better! They are all very pretty! I can't wait to see what you cook up next.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I love the night one!!!!

6:39 AM  
Blogger Brena said...

Night is definitly my favorite, but Sea is a close second!

8:52 AM  
Blogger craftybernie said...

I think they're all beautiful.

But if I was to buy one it would have to be Land/Earth as I love the tones and it would be the most versatile colour for me.

However, I love the way the Night one is dyed - I can just see that knit up with the stitches across the white patch as little individual 'stars'. Beautiful!

7:13 PM  
Blogger kmckiernan said...

me again, I just tagged you if you're interested!

7:02 AM  
Blogger LB said...

Night and Sea are my favorites because I like the blue hues, but really they all turned out stunningly beautiful! I'd love to see them in person.

The Window

11:20 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

I love the blues those are just beautiful! The colors in land are wonderful! You are very talented!!

8:56 PM  
Blogger ikkinlala said...

Beautiful - I love the blue ones especially.

12:18 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Hommefoss said...

They are beautiful all of them, but "Sea" is my absolute favorite ! Love Vigdis from Norway

4:35 AM  
Blogger Kerry said...

I love the new colors! They remind of some of the Fleece Artist colors which just happen to be some of my favorites. I'd say you definitely have a knack for this! :-)

4:38 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I love your colorways. Absolutely stunning. You are so talented.

4:44 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

I particularly like "Night" and "Earth."
Just lovely,

4:50 AM  
Blogger monica said...

They look great, I have to say Earth is my favorite closely followed by Sea.

5:17 AM  
Blogger Sarah_Sharrett said...

Oh, I LOVE the one you call Earth!! It is awesome!! Such a beautiful colorway!

5:29 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Your colorways are beautiful. I hope you did a lot of them because the will definitely fly off of your shelf.


5:47 AM  
Blogger Knitter/Cat said...

Wow, awesome job, hard to pick just one.. but i sort of favor the sea one.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Cathi said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! Impossible to pick one! I do like the earth one!

7:28 AM  
Blogger Mz Mar said...

Oh my, I guess you do have a knack for this! Those colors are the best and that Land(Earth) is perfect!! Makes me think I should give this a try~~nah, I'll leave it up to you!!

7:34 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

I like the blues but not fond of the browns. Great dye job! deb

10:52 AM  
Blogger lynn said...

They're all beautiful but the alpaca Sea is my favorite

10:55 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Love the Autumn-toned ones! I always see beautiful hand-dyed yarns on people's blogs, and wish I was "Made of Money" so I could buy it all! And also have the time to knit it all up. :)

11:46 AM  
Blogger Val said...

They're beautiful. This is your first effort at dyeing? Wow.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your colorways are gorgeous! I agree, you DO have a knack for dying yarn.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I love your yarns! Wow!! They're all gorgeous!!

12:47 PM  
Blogger blue duck said...

Your colorways are very beautiful, but as usual, I have my favs. The earth(land), and sea are fantastic. The other two have interesting possible applications. I am guessing that the other product you are producing is a lace type. I love the same hues in these. Subtle changes in values make my type of knitting more successful. Thanks for the new yarns!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Shannan said...

They are beautiful! Land and Night are my favorites.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Prissy said...

Ummmmm, Sea would be my favorite, but I also really like Night. And Earth. Well, they're all nice. LOL.

2:58 PM  
Blogger FaerieLady said...

Oh! I want earth... LOL Must be the Capricorn in me...

3:27 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Beautiful yarns! I especially love the Land (earth) colorway.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Peg said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Earth is my favorite I think. Or ist is Sea? Oh.......I think I love them all! And what a handsome young man you have there!!!


8:02 PM  
Blogger Bogie said...

Beautiful! I like them all and would be happy with any of them, but if I was forced to pick a favorite it would be... Land. Yes, Land. Stunning.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...

very pretty, hope you will give sock yarn dying a try!

10:42 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I *LOVE* "Land(Earth)". Awesome colors. Will be interesting to see "Night" knitted up, too... with the stars.

11:20 PM  
Blogger OzKnitter said...

Beautiful! I can't believe they're the first dyeing you've done.

I love the "Sea" and "Night" colourways as my favourite colours are blues and greens.

Can't wait to see what you dye next!

11:33 PM  
Blogger Pennala said...

Your first batch of dyed yarns are gorgeous (sp) all of them. And I love the names you chose for your yarns.

2:35 AM  
Blogger pthomp said...

interesting the difference in colorations between the merino and alpaca. Were they generally the same color/tone of white before you started?

2:49 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I love the Earth colorway! Your dyeing is fabulous!

2:51 AM  
Blogger Sammie said...

WOW, what wonderful color combinations! Makes me want to try my hand at "dying"

4:11 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

All for of them look very professionally made. Your color choice is exquisite. I hope my dying fiber will be as good as yours.

4:21 AM  
Blogger Edna said...

Guess, I'm to late for the contest since I get the digest and only just saw the contest. But I must say that the colors are really gorgeous! I especially love the night.

5:28 AM  
Blogger Bon said...

They are gorgeous! I think you have a knack for this dying thing too! Keep up the good work!

5:53 AM  
Blogger Angela Marie said...

Love them!!! Especially Night and Sea.

7:16 AM  
Blogger mf said...

OH MY MY MY!!! I just am in lvoe witht he sea & earth!!! WOW!! I'd lvoe to see how those knit up.. They all do look wonderful from this view.. very curious What type of yarn&dyes did you use and the color combos? Differnt fibers definately take dyes abit different..
Any chance of repeating....hope you keep good notes in a book or something

Good Luck!

8:43 AM  
Blogger ObsessiveCompulsive Crafter said...

My fav is earth. What a lovely colorway. I want to venture out in the dye rink sometime. You do loverly work.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

Great combinations. I love night with it's light patch.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Ev said...

Nicely done! It seems you do have an eye for colour.

10:00 AM  
Blogger pthomp said...

so why does the winner get STR? your yarn is most worthy!

10:03 AM  
Blogger Lisa K. said...

I love, love, love, Land(Earth). Fabulous colors. You do indeed have a knack for this. I'mn not so keen on the white areas in Night, too stark looking for me. But that's only personal bias as I know lots of knitters who love the look. What about an eggplant, burgundy, copper colorway? Hint, hint, hint. I will be visiting your Esty shop in search of the Land(Earth).

11:34 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I love the land earth. Beautiful colors!

2:53 AM  

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