Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Color Therapy

Awwww, ya'll are so good to me. Thanks for taking the time to comment. It's heart warming to know that someone is reading me out there. I don't have a whole lot of contact with people on a daily basis so I treasure any and all interactions, including comments. If your email is in your Blogger profile, then I'm able to and try to respond directly to you. (((Big Hugs))) right back at ya.

I've been sucked into dyeing again by a certain someone - ahem Catie - who showed me some kettle dyed yarn. I became totally obsessed with doing it and am now totally hooked. Here are some braided ropes of my experiments on Shetland, Finn and Cashmere-Finn...

Braided Kettle Dyed Finn Roving

Kettle Dyed Shetland Roving

Kettle Dyed Cashmere-Finn Roving

I realized as I played with dyeing this roving that I LOVE COLOR and really need it ever present daily. I can't begin to tell you how happy these little braids have made me and have sucked me out of my funk. One is destined to be a birthday present and I just may pet the others until they tell me what they want to be.

So I can spend more time playing with color and less time processing fiber, I've sent off most of the fleece I accumulated last year to be processed at Ohio Valley Natural Fibers. Wish me luck. I hope that they do a good job.

So what makes you happy these days? What's your therapy for the winter doldrums?

10 comments:

Robin said...

LOVE the colors! I can promise that OVNF will be VERY good to you, I've had lots of luck with them.

punkin said...

Oooo, beautiful colors.

Nikki said...

all three are beautiful but the third one I really like. it looks so... wooly LOL

I'm just happy when the sun shines bright! and simple things like that :)

Keowdie said...

Lovely. Those are just lovely.

KnitNana said...

LOVE the colors...and I agree - it's why I knit, it's why I sew. Color and patterning, playing fabrics against each other, knitting up hand-dyed yarns to see what patterning develops!
See you Thursday, I hope?
(((hugs)))

Robin said...

LOVE the color!! So rich! I'd like to know what you think of OVNF. I found an old fleece that I want to send off. Read your past posts -- good luck on the job front. My husband's plant closed here and they kept him but moved him to OH. Looks like we'll be leaving VA. I like the area there - lots of fiber stuff - but 8-9 hours away from my family. Yuck!

Mokihana said...

The second one, purple with a touch of gold... it looks good enough to eat!

sahara said...

The small bun looks like something I could wear! I'm SO trying not to dye, but y'all enablers are too strong!

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