Monday, August 18, 2008

I'm Dyeing Here!!

I just had to use that since we all know how much I hate Mondays!



~~flashback to June 15, 2008, our 6th anniversary...the "wood" anniversary~~

My fantastic Hubby made me a warping board.

So this weekend I gave it a try!










I wound the yarn on the warping board, tied and and put it in to soak.








My color choices came from my Granny's garden, she loved pansies. They were everywhere in her many flower beds.

Here are the jars of color steeping...keeping my fingers crossed.








...and in the rinse water.







But you know something, now that I look at it...I think it came out looking more like her bearded iris'!!
This is an experiment, the last test to my success will be in the knitting...I hope it doesn't pool too much!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

15 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

Good job! Isn't it fun? :-)

KnitNana said...

Cannot wait to see it knit up - it's gorgeous, Robin!!!
(((hugs)))

Channon said...

Neat-O! I think the "while dyeing" shot looks more like pansies, but the skeins do look more like bearded irises!

Becky said...

Oh, that yarn is gorgeous!!!

Dani said...

Oh! It is soooooooo pretty! I love the colours! And it is so sweet that it reminds you of your Granny

Aunt Kathy said...

Wow, you make me wanna dye too... I just need a cleaner house, less clutter more space. Yeah, like that's gonna happen

Dianne said...

Incredibly beautiful!!!

JustApril said...

COOL! Very pretty colors whether they be iris or pansy - I think I'll have to see a warping board in action to understand the concept, though. ? lol I'm probably the only knitter left that doesn't know already.

mari said...

What pretty colors!

Anita said...

Sure is pretty! I bet it looks great knitted up!

lilypily said...

Gorgeous. Looks just like the colours of the pansies flowering in my garden right now. But I can see Iris too. :) You did a good job!

Dana said...

You did an amazing job Robin. Love it, love it, love it! :)

Annie said...

Pretty! Pretty! Can't wait to see how it knits up!

IndigoMuse said...

Simply stunning!!! And when is hubby taking orders? :)

Opal said...

Gorgeous yarn. I can't wait to see you knit it up!