Yarns for KAL's

I mailed out the Scarf for the Orphan foundation yesterday. I got some yarn striped dyed for the Mystery Shawl #5, however, I HATE the way the "Deep Orange" came out. The recipe for this shawl is fall colors. It looks like hunter orange to me, and makes the yarn look like a failed 1970's color experiment. YUCK! I tried dyeing some fiber but it still came out that nasty hunter orange. Deep orange my ass ain't big!!
Solution, half an 1/8 teaspoon of black or brown dye. That tones it down just right. No pictures of that just yet.

Then natural colored yarn is lace weight Border Leicester for the Secret of the Stole that I got from a local farmer at the Sheep and Wool Festival, from a lamb named Lenny. See the dime? I only partly washed the grease from the wool so that there would be some grease to work the lace with. The singles are about the size of upholstery thread....yikes!

Until next time...

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  1. Ooo, I love the grey Border Leicester. I tend to spin fine, but haven't done much in the grease.

  2. It's a lot easier to spin lace in grease because of the grip it provides. Then it is super cool to see the colors burst forth when you wash it!


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