Happy Friday everyone! I must say, I'm very excited that it's Friday because the weekend is rolling around. Funny enough, since I started Candy Skein, I pretty much work 7 days a week on it, so it's not like I get it off. The nice part is I get to spend time with my husband, so that makes the weekends special. This weekend we don't have too much planned. We were going to go to the San Diego Fair (which is epic each year), but we're still tired from last weekend's craziness so will probably skip it and wait until the next weekend. We're still waiting for summer like weather here in San Diego, so the beach might be out as well. We'll see. Maybe a movie? Has anyone seen Super 8 yet?
Okay, enough about weekend plans. Unfotunately, I've stretched myself too thin recently on the knitting WIPs, so I have nothing to share today that is of the actual knitted related BUT, I wanted to share this. Is sharing a skein of newly dyed yarn cheating as a FO?
Now, as you probably know if you follow this blog each week, I normally only post Candy Skein yarn on Tuesdays. Why is this one different? Well, it was an experiment with long color changes, as well as going from light to dark of the same color. I'm really happy with the results and am keeping this skein myself. What do you think? Is it a nay or yay? I'm thinking I could start a series of colorways like this if it knits up nicely. Each color change is the same length (roughly, as I split the skein by weighing the yarn with each change), and each color is in the other two, as you can see some darker spots in the lights and lighter spots in the dark. I had a great time dyeing this!
It's a DK weight, and I named it Ripening Blueberry. I think I'm going to try and make The Age of Brass and Steam kerchief. Don't you think it will work nicely with the yarn!? It will be my first shawl like project and the lovely ladies at my Monday night knitting group are going to help me out in getting started. I can't wait!
Well, that's it for me! Be sure to share you FOs!
Love the colour, so the changes look great! Just found your link parties, I think I'm going to have fun linking up and exploring :)ReplyDelete
Sarah @ Kiwi Gets Crafty
wow Tami I LOVE that yarn and can't wait to see it knitting up... will be really interesting to see how the colour translates into the patern.ReplyDelete
Really looking forward to seeing how the new yarn knits up. I think you've chosen a great pattern to show it off.ReplyDelete
It's beautiful! You should knit up a small sample just so people can see the color change but by the looks of that ball...you did it!ReplyDelete
The yarn is a definite YAY!!! It will look fab with that pattern. Would love to see pics of the dyeing process too xxReplyDelete
Love the color! Nah, it's not cheating!! ;-DReplyDelete
Your skein is beautiful! I love the color progression.ReplyDelete
I definitely think it counts as an FO - I personally love the colorway and would love to see your resulting kerchief :)ReplyDelete
It looks stunning, great name for it as well, can't wait to see how it knits up!ReplyDelete
Go for it. But I would suggest that you play with the color lengths. When making a shawl, the numbers increase as you knit. This means the first color will reveal a large band of color, with the subsequent colors yielding smaller bands of color. You can see the effect of this on my Citron. It's not a must do, but it would appeal to this OCD person. Yes, all my ducks must be in a row, i's dotted and t's crossed! LOL.ReplyDelete
I love the name of the colorway - it's perfect! I'm curious to see how it knits up. I think the shawl is a great pattern choice.ReplyDelete
Hoping to see Super 8 this weekend. The movie is set just about 15 miles from where I live (Lillian is a fictional town of course). Does anyone else knit at the movies?ReplyDelete
Great colors! How do you even go about dying something like that?ReplyDelete
I absolutely LOVE that colorway, nice job!!!ReplyDelete
Those are some gorgeous colors and I bet it'll knit up wonderfully :)ReplyDelete
Sarah, welcome! Thanks for participating. Be sure to check out WIPW on Wednesday as well.ReplyDelete
Unconventional Us, thanks! If all goes well and it looks good, I'm thinking of making this a new line for Candy Skein with several other "fruit".
Tink, thank you!
WonderWhyGal, good idea! Unfortunately, since I split the yarn evenly into 3rds, I'd have to pretty much knit the whole thing to see each color change.
Clare, thank you! Unfortunately, I didn't take pics of the dyeing process since it was all just experimenting. Maybe next time!
Witchyknits4ewe, thank you! Since I dye yarn almost every day, it kind of felt like cheating. ;)
Cris, thank you! I'll be sharing the kerchief on WIPWs.
pinkundine, thanks. I was trying to figure out what it looked like and what progressed in food. LOL
Chris, thanks for the tips!
Dayna, thanks for joining us and thanks for the nice comment!
Jeanne, awesome you're seeing it this weekend, too! I've never tried knitting at the movies, but I think it'd be too dark for me. I also get really into the movies, and I don't get to go very often, so I don't. THOUGH, I do while waiting for it to start!
Dutch Hollow, thanks! It was kind of a long process! I'll email you the details.
April, thank you!
SillyLittleLady, thank you!ReplyDelete
I love long color changes and you did a great job! I've seen some amazing Revontuli shawls made with exactly this type of long color change yarns (but in cotton). I'll look forward to seeing whatever you work up with this.ReplyDelete
Beautiful yarn! We saw Super 8 last weekend and while it's not the best movie ever, I thought it was worth seeing.ReplyDelete
Voie de Vie, thank you! I'll have to check out the Revontuli shawls on Ravelry to see some of them! Thanks for the suggestion.ReplyDelete
Ness, thank you! That's what I figured with the movie, kind of a fun summer flick that pays homage to the old 80's monster/alien movies.
I think it turned out great! I can't wait to see how it knits up.ReplyDelete
I think that yarn is 100% a winner! It's beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
I'm hoping to get to the fair this year -- it's been a long time since we got to!!
I don't know if they're doing this in San Diego but I think I saw at the OC fair they're deep frying Kool Aid. The curiosity is morbid. ;)
looking foward to see how it knits up. Nice job.ReplyDelete
Happy Fiber Arts Friday!
You continue to impress me with how much you've taught yourself about dyeing and how beautifully you are putting it all to work. That yarn is GORGEOUS! The color changes are perfect for a shawl like Brass & Steam - go Tami go!ReplyDelete
the yarn looks so lovely! it'll be awesome to see the other colors combinations you come up with. I've been dreaming of a red to orange to yellow myself.ReplyDelete
Pretty, pretty, I love it!! I would definitely use it.ReplyDelete
I think it's lovely. I love yarns that have color changes in the same color family.ReplyDelete
I love it! Can't wait to see the scarf!ReplyDelete
The colors are gorgeous and the name is perfect! And that pattern will show it off perfectly too!ReplyDelete
I would be keeping that skein for myself, too---great colours, and I love the way it looks all rolled up! Totally beautiful and edible-looking. I think it'll make an amazing kerchief---that pattern is fabulous, although I'll admit that I was predisposed to like it because it's such a cool name. ;)ReplyDelete
Wow, gorgeous skein! Sounds like a great idea. Looking forward to seeing how it knits up :)ReplyDelete