Sep
17

And then fall came!

Posted by Dutch Wool Diva

And you find this at your front door…

Herfst

Darnit. I’m cold and I want a hot coco now.

A little over 3 weeks I was here…

Spanje

See the orange beach towel? I would bask in the sun there until I was hot enough to cool down here…

Spanje_1

It’s not FAIR!

Oh well…that’s not what this post is about anyway. It’s time for:

Dyeing!

Over the last few weeks I was playing happily with wool and dye. It’s amazing how your mood affects you in the way you use colours. From March up untill August it was all happy and bright colours. The more the merrier.

And now I’m totally mesmerized by warm and darker colours in different shades. Real autumny colours.

Yarn september_3

Top to bottom: Cabernet – Brown Sugar – Ivy. All (2 of each colour) are up in the shop.

The first two are 75% BFL/25% Nylon, strong but soft. Ideal for socks, and we NEED socks! The third is a 80% Merino/20% Bamboo mix. Also usable for socks but a little less sturdy. I like to use this mix for lacy shawls. It blocks beautifully but you still keep a bit of bouncyness (some people refer to it as “sproing”).

Ivy sold almost immediately so I made another batch. Obviously more people than me like greens ;-)

Next time, I’ll try to remember to make some “action” pics during the dyeing process.

Handtekening

  1. Tina Said on 17 Sep 2010,

    De kleur cabernet vind ik heel mooi.

  2. Barbara Said on 21 Sep 2010,

    Die rode, die vind ik ook erg mooi, echt herfst dat kleurtje. En tja, die bladeren, dat zal nu wel hard gaan ineens hoewel de komende dagen wel mooi schijnen te worden. We zullen zien en anders maar gauw de warme choco met slagroom op tafel zetten ;)

  3. Repel Said on 23 Sep 2010,

    Het spijt me:
    ik ben dol op de herfst: die blaadjes zien er gewledig uit!

    De kleuren van je wol ook. Ik ben dol op de herfst omdat ik dol ben op kleuren. Ik wou dat ik creatief was op dit front want dan zou ik breien en kleertjes maken in plaats van loggen….maar ik kan het niet.

    Jij hebt geweldig gevoel voor kleuren…prachtig!