Monday, November 8, 2010
Fresh New Yarns
It came out nice - just as I thought it would. 3.5 ounces (100 grams) and 109 yards - so about a bulky weight. It's a lovely shade of blue - perfect for someone with blue eyes.
The next yarn was a pleasant surprise. Now it was a less-than-fabulous dark brown roving to start with, but it had a number of grey fibers that I didn't like. So I overdyed some in burgundy and some in olive and they looked good. The brown dye on brown roving came out ...well...brown. I thought it needed some jazzing up, so I blended it with some samples from various PhatFiber Sampler boxes.
Both yarns are destined to become hats. Still ahead of schedule.