Monthly Archives: September 2016

Playing with Fall Colors

Last night, my husband, Bob, agreed to help nudge me out of my “all things tropical colors” rut.  We pulled out all of the mixed dyes, plus a few powders. He picked colors randomly, and I had to figure out how to put them on the yarn in a visually appealing & dye friendly way.   Below are some pics from our experiments.  Iris garden is an old favorite that has been updated with a new set of greens.

The picture of lots of minis has a mix of my tropical blues & greens for comparison.

In other good news, I was able to recreate tiger lily!  Sadly, I wasn’t able to get a good picture of the layered reds, oranges, pinks & browns.  I’ll try again later when the light changes.

On a side note:  Bob really likes orange.  Given his preference, all yarns would have orange. Lots of orange.  And possibly no other color than orange!

His birthday is coming, so I’m planning a yarn of all the different oranges.  It should make a perfect “Don’t shoot me while I am hiking” hat.