Nov2016

Tag Archives | hand painted yarn

The New England Fiber Festival–gearing up!

Hand dyed yarn for the 2016 New England Fiber FestivalI’ve been dying like crazy for the festival. My friend Karen has a booth and she offered to take some of my yarn. I haven’t dyed in a while. Here’s some of my beauties…

Hand dyed yarn, Show special, NE Fiber Festival 2016Click on any of the images to follow my yarny adventures on Instagram.

Pink Confetti colorway

These next ones are my favorite… Be sure to check out my Etsy next week when I’m done with the show. Honestly, I’m so busy I probably won’t have time to list my new yarns until then.

On a side note the weather in NH this Fall has been beautiful, and this week’s temperatures are perfect for drying yarn outside in the fresh air, and the cold mornings are perfect for hand knit socks. The outdoor Farmers Market ended last week which always makes me sad. I just love having flowers around my home and office, I usually buy them on Saturdays at the market.

Hand knit socks and Farmers Market flowers

The socks are called Spring Forward. (here’s the link), it’s a free pattern from Knitty. They’re super easy and fun to knit. I’ll leave you with a recent sunset over our barn and some fun fall leaves with my favorite sneaks.

Fall sunset over our barnFall leaves

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A wonderful day

A jar of purple dye

It started like this…

A skein of kettle dyed raspberry pink sock yarn by Olann GraThen like this…

 

A skein of Olann Gra hand painted yarnAnd this…

2 skeins of Olann Gra handpainted sock yarn

I’m quite pleased with these colorways, and happy to be able to reproduce them both many more times—yay! The multi needs a name?

A basket of Olann Gra sock yarns

A basket full of Olann Gra hand dyed sock yarns

It all ended like this… In my world, this is a good day.