Saturday, 13 June 2009

Here it is


Hot Pink! Well its Hot and Pink. I still have no drive band for my carder so this changed my plans a little. I dyed some Lustre wool, soft beautiful, the wool I used I think is the nicest I have spun with ever!

Ok, so I dyed the wool first, a dark pink, then added some more wool half way through and then 3/4 way through to get the variety of shades.
heres the shades all spun seperatly.


I wanted a nice chunky yarn this time. I had a vision of a finsihed scarf in this.

I plied the 3 strands together. I love it so much its so soft and nice. Its going to get a wash to set the twist but its a definate chunky. I really want to keep it.

Stella will be popping hers on tomorrow and I will edit.

Please do let us know which you would prefer if you are picked (its another comment, another entry) and we will hopefully be able to match the winners.

22 comments:

knitwits said...

wow!!! i know i originally said red but after looking at that i think i might want to win that 1 lol, i too can see a gorgeous scarf knit in it!

wordlily said...

Ooh, it's lovely! I'm a sucker for pink.

KnitCave said...

Wow, that isa beautiful. I love the way you achieved the shades.

Jean said...

I have just picked up my knitting needles again after 30 years. It is a slow process but I am enjoying the steadiness of it after jewellery making.

What lovely wool.

Hello there! My name is June said...

it's like a peppermint candy stick! I love the 3 pinks together! Just lovely!

Alex said...

Not normally a pink kinda girl, but I have a great soft cowl pattern this would be perfect for! Would also be good to knit the icing on knitted cupcakes too. xXx
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fracksmom said...

This is beautiful, so much beyond what I thought.
I only have ever seen yarn dyed with kool aid by hand, i hope whoever makes something out of it posted it back for us to see the finished project.

bldrnrpdx said...

It looks like cotton candy! Please include me in the giveaway!

tollykit said...

Looks wonderful. Lots of fantasy ideas for it.

Looby said...

ooh that's gorgeous Zoe!! I can see why you want to keep it!
Lou x

amylane said...

I love love love that pink yarn!! It looks like a candy cane :)

Sharnemainia knits said...

well i did say hot pink!, and gosh that is hot pink!, its loverly and i for one would love to win it!
mind you the reds are loverly too

nickynackynoo said...

Such beautiful wool! Hard to choose between the two, but I love the different tones of the reds.

woollywotnots said...

I love your photos. It is great to see snippets of the process. Gorgeous colours.

Joy said...

ooh pretty, reminds me of candy canes

JD By Laura said...

i don't mind what colour you where to give me if i was too win, just read your blog for the first time and found it very interesting if i was to win though i would get my mum to knit me a scraf (as cant knit) for work as i work in very cold environment.

Glamglass said...

I love this one!! So many great things are stringing in mind to make with it!!

Hats and More said...

Lovely colours. I suppose if I had to pick one it would be the pink one.

jennyflower said...

That looks positively edible!

greenfrog said...

Wow, they are both fantastic. You are both really clever. If I were to win and had to pick one I think it would be the pink - no the red - i't is soo hard. No I think I would like the pink! Well done guys

Madam Salami said...

Ooh thats lush Zoe, it does look like candy stripes doesn't it?
Not normally one for pink but that is lovely!

ikkinlala said...

I'm not the biggest fan of pink, but you did a great job!