Monday, October 26, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 141

Episode 141 - Actually Spinning



Shownotes

Announcements
Gynx Yarns Soctober KAL

Spinning
KnittyAndColor "Flip Flop"
Gourmet Stash "Cat of the Canals/No One"
Hobbledehoy "The Sea Queen"

Podcasts Mentioned
Yarngasm
Subway Knits
Knitting Expat
Tiny Paper Foxes

Shop Update
Tuesday, October 27 at 7 pm Central

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 140

Episode 140 - Post Rhinebeck 2015



Shownotes

Dyeing

Viewer Question:
"I have just begun dyeing yarn and wool. I try to dye every other day. So far I have about 8 skeins, and am starting to dye roving tonight. I am using acid dyes. I have been doing kettle dyeing (immersion dyeing) and I am trying for variegated. I feel somewhat frustrated. I still feel like I don’t really know what I am doing, or the colors aren’t coming out like I imagined. Once they dry, I begin to like them. How long did it take for you to feel comfortable with the process?"

Knitting

Abandoned Carnival Socks - WIP
Gynx Yarns Power Sock in "Abandoned Carnival", US 1 Hiya Hiya Sharps

Covered Bridge Cowl - FO
Covered Bridge Cowl by Anne Podlesak
Gynx Yarns Merino Worsted in "Howl's Castle"

Rhinebeck/Stash Enhancement

Voolenvine Yarns Halo Alpaca "Gashly Crumb"
Voolenvine Yarns Blitzed "Special Snowflake"
Voolenvine Yarns project bag
Backyard Fiberworks Co. Single Farm CVM
Into The Whirled Superwash Targhee "Godswood"
Loop Spontanious Spinning Clouds "Three Ring Circus"
Long Island Livestock worsted weight pewter llama/merino

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Dyer's Notebook - Episode 139

Episode 139 - Maxfield Cardigan



WIPs
Socks - Gynx Yarns Power Sock "Abandoned Carnival"
Covered Bridge Cowl by Anne Podlesak - Gynx Yarns Merino Worsted "Howl's Castle"

FOs
Maxfield Cardigan by Amy Christoffers - Gynx Yarns Targhee DK "Gunmetal Gray" and "Gold Saucer"