Tuesday, August 07, 2007

i finished the Ugly Yarn

2 ply handspun koolaid dyed
top is 2 ply handspun from koolaid dyed brown sheep mill ends. ~283 yds. the bottom is the leftover singles, ~78 yds.

i would love to do a handspun trade someday, but i would like to wait until i am not embarrassed to give away what i produce. i believe the 2 ply is about a sport weight. it's really unevenly spun and it's butt ugly. i am seriously debating overdyeing.

i have more in the works and a lot of knitting, but another day perhaps.

5 comments:

  1. Looking good though, you'll be spinning up some "nice" yarn soon, don't worry!

    Overdyeing is a good option, and with KoolAid, the only two colors I actually like are grape and cherry, both in pretty high concentrations.

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  2. I think your yarn looks good Knotty!

    I would love to do a swap like that as well one day when I am much, much better.

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  3. Personally, I like it. You'll find something interesting to do with it.

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  4. I actually like the way the colors turned out, especially in the two-ply... though you really can't tell what something will look like knit up - once I dyed some sock yarn that looked like moldy apples (it was greenish, brown and red) in the skein, but turned out to look decent when it was knit up!

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  5. It takes practice I imagine. It looks pretty on my monitor, but if you don't like it there is nothing to be lost by trying to overdye it to something more appealing to you.

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