Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday. I don't have much to say today, because I'm beat. I'm on a dyeing frenzy for Candy Skein since the fiber festival is just around the corner and I'm having to make up for lost time from the blackout/boil water restrictions. In 24 hours between Monday and Tuesday, I dyed 17 skeins of yarn. Wowzer! I'm not looking forward to the time I'll spend re-skeining it all, but I do love the dyeing process. I can't wait to share it all with you soon.
I haven't had much time to knit (I'm sure you can guess why), but I did start a new hat! I wanted to try the single ply yarn that I ordered for Candy Skein before putting it up for sale. I'd hate to sell a yarn that isn't up to standards. I have to say, I freakin' adore this yarn. I'm a huge fan of single ply to begin with, but the combination of baby alpaca, wool and silk gives this an amazing soft and strong yarn base. What I was most impressed with was how it took the dye. You may remember, I tested that out in the gradient yarn I shared with you awhile ago. I wanted to put it through the huge test, and dye a skein of Blackberry.
Isn't it GORGEOUS!?! In person, it just GLOWS. It's downright breathtaking, in my opinion. I'm making the hat (pattern here...thanks to whoever linked to it last week! I'm sorry I forgot who did!) with magic loop, so I was able to try it on. Some wool/alpaca type yarns bother my skin, but this was so soft and didn't make me itch one bit! I had to give you the close up of the picture just so you can see the stitch definition and the halo of the yarn. I'm calling this yarn Ripening Tonal and the pink to red one will be the Ripening Gradients series. They will both be available soon in store, I promise! If you're really dying to try it, I will custom dye a skein.
Anyway, I finished the ribbing and the first increase row. I'm now about to move into the lace portion of the hat. I'm pretty excited to see how it turns out!
Edit: I forgot to link the pattern! Now it is linked up in the paragraph above and here!
That's it for me today! Don't worry, I'm still working on everything else. I just haven't had a chance to get enough time to make progress to show you.
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