I am doing things other than dyeing (no, really Charlie, I am)--it's just that for the past few days I've tried to sort through my craft room as I pull out the holiday decorations from storage.
I keep my undyed yarn in my craft room. And the storage room is adjacent to the craft room—and I just can’t avoid them any longer. That's why my recent dye-a-thon makes sense. Or at least--and more likely--why it all makes sense to me. That, or I just can't help but start a project during the holiday season. It’s my thing, it seems. And since we haven’t found a piece of abandoned furniture for me to rescue this year, I suppose addressing my shelved dyeing projects when I really don’t have time will have to do.
The other day I tackled neutrals. The thing is, neutrals can be tricky. No one wants boring beige yarn, right? So you need some subtle shading. But with a color value this light, it’s hard to keep things from getting splotchy (not always a bad thing, just not what I was going for this time).
After a couple of failed attempts with mini skein samples, I finally mixed a neutral that stole my heart.
I am calling the colorway Sandcastle—it reminds me of wet sand and favorite beach memories. It’s shown here on 100% superwash merino sport.
These skeins are headed to the very knitter who inspired me to be one, too. Happy (belated) birthday Jenn!
I cannot wait to see what they become via your gifted hands!