Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Dyed and Gone to Cara

In case you’ve been living under a knit-blogger’s rock, you know that Cara has organized a Spin-Out for Central Park on June 24th. She’s also coordinating a donation drive for Heifer International. I won't repeat everything Cara has already eloquently said, so just hop over to this site in which she explains it all. I would, however, like to emphasize that there will be prizes, uber-fantastic prizes, for those who donate to Heifer using the Registry Cara has set up.

I can't make it to the Spin-Out (unfortunately, DD expects me to attend her Bat Mitzvah that day) but I promised Cara I’d donate some hand-dyed roving so I broke out the dyepot to create the perfect colorway for the event.


And, in case you were wondering what it will look like spun up, I just might have kept a little for myself:

Not content to stop at roving, I added some yarn to the dyepot. On the top is a 100% merino superwash yarn and the bottom is a wool/nylon sock yarn. I find it so interesting that I got such different results using the exact same concentration of dye.

And, what's this??

Who knew you could use your kitchen for something other than dyeing fiber.

Who's linking here?

Running commentary on my unending quest to knit up my stash.