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I have been doing some more dyeing!  Imagine that!    One is rainbow sock yarn and I have started a pair of socks out of it already.  One is Mr. Moody Blues for my husband, MR. MOODY BLUE himself.   lol   He hates all the bright colors and thinks they look awful so I made him some he would like.  ALL BLUES!  And the last thing I posted are Kelsey’s finished socks.  I hope they fit!

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Here is my newest dyed yarn.  Most of it is kool-aid dyeing, but the yellow in the citrus colors (the yellow, orange and green yarn) is actually lemon sugar free jello.  Kool-aid does not have a bright yellow so I thought I would try this and it seemed to work.  In the cornucopia colors (yellow, red, green and dark red yarn) the yellow is acutally from mustard.  I used the same idea just I used mustard in the water/vinager instead of kool-aid because we all know once mustard gets in something it never never never comes out.  LOL   Both have been thoroughly washed and rinsed afterwards in very warm water and they did not fade out.  Thank you to Enchanted Yarn and Fiber for all the lessons! 🙂  

 

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I stopped in at a local knitting shop yesterday while I was wedding shopping with my daughter.  OMG!  Look what I found.  They are called the Fibersphere.  They are really neat.  They keep your yarn clean and the coolest part is you can put two together and use them to keep your sock yarn from getting all tangled up when you do two socks at once on circular needles.  

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I am spinning Soy Silk for a very special project.  I can’t say what for just yet as she reads my blog. (but some of you already know) 🙂

It is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo soft!  It is going to stay the natural color.  I am so very excited and can’t wait to design the pattern for this project.  I got the Soy Silk fiber at Enchanted Yarn and Fiber.

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Today at Enchanted Yarn and Fiber, I took my second dyeing class.  The first was the kool-aid dye.  I did not get a picture of it up but I did get pictures of this class yarn.  🙂    I made 2 skeins of sock weight yarn and I am going to cable ply them.  I can’t wait to see them.  Did I beat you getting up pictures Nancy?  LOL

UPDATE:  I named this colorway  RAINBOW SHERBERT 🙂  that is what it reminds me of

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Guess I have been neglecting my blogging for spinning.   I will post what I have done soon. 🙂  Right now I have been spinning soy silk for a shawl.  A VERY IMPORTANT shawl.    It is so soft and very luxurious.  (I have always wanted to use that word, Velma 🙂 does all the time)

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Yesterday I started a Toe-Up Sock class at Enchanted Yarn and Fiber.  We learned how to do a seamless toe and it was really  COOL.  Now I can start slow and I did.  I had to do it about three times before I got it right but now look at me.  I added the second sock to the circular needles when I got home and I am chugging right along!  Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy   I am using 0 needles and Lorna’s Laces color 62, Childs Play.   Learning to do two socks at once has been something I have wanted to do for a long long time.  I just can’t stand to make a pair of sock (and I love to make socks) and them not come out exactly the same.  Now I won’t have to worry about that anymore.   But now I have this delima.  I have all these double pointed sock needs I bought.  lol  Oh well I will used them for something! 🙂

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