hand dyed yarn · knitting

This yarn gives me the “creeps” . . .

but I love it!

EMERALD CREEPER

~ EMERALD CREEPER ~
~ EMERALD CREEPER ~

As often happens when I’m working with color combinations in my yarn dyeing, I have the perfect picture in my brain as to what I want the finished product to look like — what happens when the dye is applied is not quite it!

So this time, I thought, “Oh, boy — not what I had in mind!”

But I’ve found quite often that the yarn takes on a different identity once it’s reskeined — like this!

I was very pleased how these colors work together!

I wanted to name this after a flower, but I wasn’t having much success, until I came across the Emerald Creeper in Google! You must take a look at these flowers — look at the Google image search here!

Aren’t they a unique flower? I’m very glad I stumbled across this color combination!

You can find this Merino sock yarn listed here in my Etsy shop!

P.S. — Don’t forget! A free pattern with each purchase of sock yarn in my shop!

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4 thoughts on “This yarn gives me the “creeps” . . .

  1. What a crazy flower, but the yarn is absolutely gorgeous! I’m here from the Ravelry Blog train (and this is my first visit to your blog), but would you mind if I asked how you got started dying? 🙂

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  2. Well, to tell you the truth, I’d wanted to learn for a while, and really, I just looked on the internet for instructions how. I believe this article

    http://www.knitty.com/issuespring07/FEATdyeyourown.html

    really set me on the road, and I have chosen to use what this article calls the “cold pour method” — I call it hand painting!

    There’s a lot of resources out there, Ravelry has a lot of information on it and has been helpful with any questions I’ve had.

    I’m having a lot of fun — BUT, I have a lot to learn!

    Thank you for writing!

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