Sometimes its a very good idea to do things the right way. Really. When I dyed the yarn on Saturday, I was concerned that it wouldn’t dye right where I tied it. I know that all of the directions I’ve read said to tie the yarn, but I thought it wouldn’t dye well, and I’d get white splotches. So I took out the ties. Bad idea. Really.
This is just one of the skeins; it took me (with help!) a day to get the other one untangled, but this one seems a bit more determined. There was one tie left that I skipped on the first skein – probably why it was much easier to untangle. Next time, I will leave it tied.
I like the yarn, though – it didn’t dye one consistent color which I like. I like it so much I keep on thinking of buying more yarn to dye. Or some roving (I do have some nice white Lincoln….).
Here is the first skein balled up…
Sure, I know….I have a pair on the needles already (almost done in fact!) and I really need to get the shawl finished. And I have a bunch of other projects lined up…but I just couldn’t wait to use the yarn! The pattern is Simply Lovely Lace socks from Interweave Spring 06. Not sure who they are for, but they are fun to knit – and I love the yarn!