Since our trip to Maine didn’t work out, I spent a few hours yesterday playing with dye. I wasn’t happy with how my first try at the watermelon design came out, so I gave it another go. I did two skeins… the first is a “seedless” watermelon since I wrapped up the watermelon color before I could dap some black on there. The second skein (which is the one that is knit up below) has seeds. I am still not happy with how the seeds are coming out, since the black dye is really hard to work with. I think it still is really cool though.
Both of these skeins are for sale. If you are interested, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The yarn is 100% merino and is 440 yards. The recommended needle size is US1-3 and the gauge is 7-8 stitches/inch.
UPDATE: Since so many people emailed me asking about the prices, both the tiger and the watermelon skeins are $20! You can get an adult pair of socks, plus a baby pair out each skein. If you definitely want some, I will be taking orders. Just email me your address and whether you prefer to pay using paypal or a check. Thanks!
This morning I also did another tiger stripe skein. I don’t have pictures yet since it is in the drying process, but it looks something like the one below. If you are interested in purchasing this yarn, please email me once again!
In terms of dying, I am also playing with a few other design ideas. I think a “grape vine” and a “bumblebee” yarn would be cool. Anyhow, hope everyone is having a great Sunday!