Thursday, September 16, 2010

Finally: Fiber!

I was beginning to think that I was never going to show you another fiber-related picture in my posts!  But here's one!

I dyed two skeins of sock yarn this morning.  I love, love, love to knit socks, and since I've almost completed the baby blanket for our little grandchild, I thought it was time to get busy with some socks.  

So this is the skein of 'cool colors'.........I'm not much of a cool color person, but I really do like this combination.

and here's the warm color sock yarn:

I'm very pleased with how both of the skeins came out, and I can't wait 'till they're totally dry so that I can get them wound up into balls and start knitting!

I also did some screenprinting this afternoon.  I had dyed this silk broadcloth yesterday, and then screened it with some white textile paint, using a thermofax screen I had made from an old doodle.

When I was quite  young, my Swedish Nana gave me some fabric that had a red background and white vines and flowers similar to these.  I absolutely loved that fabric and finally talked my mother into making me a dress from it, as I was too young to do it myself!

Hope you had a great day!



Jeannie said...

Yum! I love what you have been doing! With those colors in one's socks, who would want to wear long pants!!! Have a great weekend.

Beverly said...

The yarn is gorgeous, but I have to admit I don't get the sock knitting thing- I hate double pointed needles! Your feet will be very colorful, though!

Carol said...

Your sock yarn is great, wonderful colours. And I love the result of your doodling, very nice design. XXOO

Kathleen McKenna Murphy said...

That yarn looks fabulous, those are going to make gorgeous socks and I want a pair! Lovely memory about fabric, I think we all have one.

Eva said...

Such colors! Wearing jewels on your feet! Love the print, too, it is so charming in its slightly naive look.

linda stokes said...

Both cool & warm gorgeous colours, can't decide which one I like best.
Lovely print too.

Chris said...

Delicious colors!