Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fun Friday :)

Woke up feeling a bit miserable yesterday, so I decided to cheer myself up dyeing this lot :)

About 60g of BFL roving, in a colourway I've named "Storm"




Above is about 200g of Blackberry Ridge 2 ply Merino Medium weight, again in the "Storm" colourway. Had a bit of trouble getting it to absorb the dye evenly though, I am unsure if BBR has different yarn *needs* when it comes to preparation....must do some research....
Its also a very spongy yarn, and matte, doesn't have the same lustre as say BFL. Its got fantastic yardage though, 250yds per skein....

3 Comments:

Blogger Myrthestiek said...

Great colors, love the combination.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Lizet said...

The colours are lovely. I have had a bit of trouble with dyeing BBR myself. Adding some salt when soaking the wool does do some good. It is strange how much one wool can differ from another in taking dye .

2:36 PM  
Blogger BabyLongLegs said...

Thanks for the tip, Lizet.....I wasn't sure if it was just me :)
I will definitely add salt when I dye some more, see if it makes a difference.
Love
Sarah xXx

2:48 PM  

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