The Winter Dye Session is in the Shop

So I had fun with purple this session and did a few batches of hand painted yarns. These were not the bright many multicolor skeins you see from a lot of indy dyers (talented ones, I will add). I am more conservative in the number of colors I wear at any single outing. So I chose a more muted palette. I still love best knitting with the kettle dyed solids that have slight variation for interest in solid garments but not too much craziness. There is a yarn color for everyone and every project, right? With the cold settling in place, dyeing is a bit hard- so in addition to some travel, over the next few months I will be doing some experiments and developing a few color combinations for stranded work. These should show up in the Spring. In the meantime head to The Artful Yarn and check out what I have dyed. There are some 100% organic merino skeins in worsted weight from happy sheep in Virginia USA. These skeins soften more and more with use and wear, but are lovely and lofty right now. Also there are the super soft-right-out-of-the-box baby alpaca sport weight skeins waiting for you to knit them into a hat, or scarf or socks, maybe a sweater. I have seen some lovely baby garments made from the alpaca. I will be getting a pair of cute baggy baby pants started here soon for a baby on the way. The parents are so excited to be welcoming their second little one and I am excited to present them with a hand dyed, very natural garment to keep him warm this winter! Soon I will get to wear my Felix Cardigan knitted up in The Darling Yarn’s 100% merino worsted, dyed in daffodil. Photo will show up on Instagram just as soon as I block it and get some buttons. Send me photos of what you knit with my yarn. Insta is the_darling_yarn_company and you obviously found me at spread the word. Keep creating and Knit Naturally.– Christine

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