Episode 7: Dye Experiments

Dyed Stuff

My sister, who you can find as @gabigails on Instagram, invited me down to play with the acid dyes she ordered. She’s been experimenting a bit with dyeing yarns, so we decided to make a day of dyeing some yarn stock she had and the fiber bunches we both ordered from Gnome Acres’ fiber stock sale.

Merino/nylon blends (unsure exact percentages), 100g, 463 yds

  • Speckled Yarn
  • Handpainted
  • Immersion dye


  • SW Merino/Merino/Silk – Carrot fiber – hand painted
  • SW Merino/Bamboo/Nylon – Immersion dye
  • Falkland – Immersion dye
  • Onion Skin dye

I didn’t do any of the dying myself for that, but my sister did do a couple of skeins in an onion skin dye and gave me a mini skein for my blanket

Stuff on Sticks


  • Flying North by Maria Montzka (Stitched in Sweden) – Sensations Truly (55% wool, 30% nylon, 15% rayon from bamboo) “Turquoise” – US 1 /2.25 mm aluminum dpns – http://www.ravlery.com/patterns/library/flying-north-2
  • Basic Socks – Loops & Threads Luxury Sock (60% merino, 30% nylon, 10% cashmere) “Canyon” – US 1/2.25 mm aluminum dpns
  • Handspun Socks – “Dunedin” BFL from Frabjous Fibers hand spun – vanilla sock – US ½.25 mm aluminum DPNs
  • Mini Sweater Ornaments – Mini Sweater Ornament with Cables by Emily5446 – Merry Little Lamb (100% Wool) in “Green” and Loops & Threads Luxury Sock (60% merino, 30% nylon, 10% cashmere) “Canyon” – US 2/2.75 mm aluminum DPNs – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-sweater-ornament-with-cables


  • Cozy Memories Blanket using the Memories Blanket tutorial by Georgie Hallam – sock scraps – US 2/2.75 mm interchangeable circulars – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/memory-blanket
  • Lace Weight Triangle Shawl – Plymouth Yarn Revel (85% alpaca, 15% merino) in “Grape Mist” – US 5/3.75 mm aluminum circulars – improvised pattern
  • Del Norte by Danielle Morgan – Ella Rae Lace Merino (100% extra fine merino) in “Green/11” – US 4 / 3.5 mm Boye aluminum circular interchangeables – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/del-norte
  • Gift Knitting – I’m not going to show things that I’m intending for gifts for Christmas because I don’t know who watches the podcast. You might catch pieces on Instagram, but I will do a full blog post about the items I’m made for Christmas after everything’s handed out.

Stuff on Hooks


  • Granny Square Odds and Ends – Based off of a square seen on Attic24 – misc acrylic worsted weight yarn – H/5.00 mm
  • Weekender Blanket by Sandra Paul – Lion Brand Wool Ease and Vanna’s Choice Yarns leftover from Doctor Who scarves in worsted and light aran weight – US I/ 5.5 mm- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/weekender-blanket

Stuff on Spindles and Wheels


  • Phoenix Fiber Club May – Andean 2 ply – raw elm drop spindle


Stuff with Thread


  • Renaissance Faire Pants


  • Christmas Cross Stitch – The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
  • Quilt top from Bento Bag Scraps

New Stuff

  • Spun Fiber Co – “Luna” Local Merino – Kickstarter Reward
  • KnitCircus – Greatest of Ease 80% SW Merino, 20% Nylon “Grand Canyon” – Kickstarter Reward
  • Turkish and Bottom Whorl Spindles from Turtle Made on Etsy
  • Christmas Gift Yarns


Stuff for Etsy

  • Phoenix Fiber Handspun
  • Ordered new business cards

Other Stuff

Stuff I’m Watching – Agents of SHIELD, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Stuff I’m Reading – Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin

Stuff I’m Playing – Lego Marvel Superheroes

Podcasts – Black Girls Talking – http://www.blackgirlstalking.com/



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