Monday, February 04, 2008

Borialis

Okay, so this is the yarn that Diana (nana) gave me. It was for dyeing. I dyed it with the help of Liz Marley ( ETSY SHOP).

Liz very kindly invited me to her home and showed me how to dye it. I just chose the colours and then I 'painted' the yarn any way I fancied and Liz cooked it and then wrapped it up for me to take home.

I have knit it toe up using Addi 2mm needles, Andersson Heel and 3 x3 rib.

36 comments:

Em said...

Very pretty! Such bright colors! Great job! Em

Anonymous said...

Great dye job! Colors look fantastic! chappy

carolyn said...

Thanks for your link to KBTH... your colors are absolutely gorgeous! Great job, on both the dyeing and the knitting, of course.

Anonymous said...

Those are gorgeous!

Liz said...

Not as much black as I was expecting from how it looked wet, but the colours are great, and it looks lovely knitted up!

Anonymous said...

wonderful dyeing you'd best come here now and dye some more fleece for me to spin for you.. You've chosen colours well, and blended them beautifully. Was this microwaved or steamed or something else..? Lovely.

higz Cher

Rena said...

What fabulous socks, Colin!

GailR said...

Great colorway. Looks wonderful and like the knitted sock too!

cindy said...

What great colors!!! Tell us what dye you used and what technique..............painting?

Yarnhog said...

Wonderful! What beautiful colors!

Meg said...

Great socks. Impossible to believe this is your first try at dyeing. You're a pro already!

Janet said...

OMG, Colin! Each one is more beautiful than your last!

Beautiful socks! You are just amazing!

Keep on keepin' on!

Hugs,

Janet

Anonymous said...

I love your colors and how they blend, not stripe. Just beautiful! Diana in San Jose

Anonymous said...

colin your socks are truly lovely. the color choices in your dye job work really good together. just beautiful like always!!

hugs,
jt

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! I love the colors!
Amy

Tina said...

WOW! I love the colors you choose. You did a great job.
....Tina

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous colors!? Great dye job!? And, another fabulous sock!? Thanks for sharing, Ruth in NJ

Anonymous said...

I love the colors you picked. Very nice.
Barb

Jan said...

Very nice job!

Jan

vicky said...

Colin, love the colors, just up my ally.

cindi said...

That's really nice, Colin!

Anonymous said...

Great job! Those are my favorite colors!

Carol

Bobbi said...

The colors are just beautiful. Good job

nana said...

WOW, sorry for being loud, this is such a great job you have done for the really first time with the dyes, no pooling, and the colours go well together so much.
You are a natural talent :-)
A friend has given me some yarn with almost the same combination sunday, only there is yellow with the blue, black, green pink/purple.
It will become baby bootees for two babies being born into our community in the next few months.

Both boys, :-)

Your doodling with paints/dyes has gone so good, and it looks great knitted up.

Anonymous said...

Colin, that's a gorgeous sock! I bet you've got the dyeing bug now...

Laura said...

Great socks! Lovely colors--

tksmum said...

Hey, bewdy, mate!! Just watch out for the addiction, major symptom of which is only considering cream/white/undyed yarn for purchase, LOL. Keep up the wonderful stuff,
Cheers, Karen in Melbourne

Anonymous said...

Pretty sock, Colin. Pretty yarn, too. You picked great colors and did a good job with the distribution.

You're great, friend.

LizzieK8 said...

Exquisite!

Nutty Knitter said...

Good job Colin the colours are lovely.
I am curious, how long have you been a medium?
SandyUK

BarbaraME said...

You did a great job dying that yarn, Colin - the colorway is gorgeous!

Laura said...

Colin, I love your socks! Great colors-- good job!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sock Colin - love the colors!

Kathy in Virginia

Anonymous said...

Colin

Your sock is lovely, wonderful colours and so neat as usual,

Vera

yvonnep said...

Only one word: gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Colin, it's gorgeous!

Judith, Canberra, Australia