Yarn Colours

Buck Strong's picture

I'm finding, as I progress through my knitting experience, that I'm not finding the colours that I like at my LYS(s) or, if I do find yarn that I like, they never have enough and it's expensive. It's driving my nuts. I'm really into kettle dyed in one colour group. I just love the way one colour flows from light to dark and back again. Anyway, I think it's time to take matters into my own hands. That's right, I'm going to start experimenting with dying my own yarns. But don't worry, I'll be f'ing up my own kitchen and not yours. The only problem now is that there isn't going to be enough time to do all of my fiber related projects. Sigh...

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Tallguy's picture

hahahaha

Down the slippery slope!

Buck Strong's picture

Why does everything in knitting seem to have a slippery slope?

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
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To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

YarnGuy716's picture

LOL! That is why I refuse to try to learn spinning. I have 2 obsessive fiber habits already, knitting and dyeing, don't need a 3rd. Although I was able to make a fair amount of money doing something I loved with dyeing. I actually paid off a credit card with the money I made on selling yarns.

Bill's picture

Buck,
Check out the beautiful acid dyes at Dharma...they now have their own line of dyes.
I love them! I'm using a vegetable steamer I got from Amazon.com to set the dye...works beautifully...

Buck Strong's picture

Sweet! I'll check it out.

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

smalltownknitguy's picture

Hey Geoff,
At least you have a LYS. I haven't been to one in so long that I am having withdrawals. Good luck with the dyeing.

Buck Strong's picture

No LYS?

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

MMario's picture

lots of people with that kinda problem. if you don't count the one 30 miles away that is only open while I am working and exclude walmart then my nearest "LYS" is 60 miles.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

Buck Strong's picture

How do you survive?

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

MMario's picture

mail order binges....knitpicks...webs...

and then there is the evil man @
knitivity

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

Caprifool's picture

Nope, no respectable LYS. Thats why I started dying in the first place. I do a whole bunch of pots in one day. Lots of time left to knit and do whatever.

Here's some of my stuff. http://www.flickr.com/photos/caprifool/sets/72157622429509623/ It realy isn't rocket science or anything. Just a whole lot of dipping behind steamy windows.