December 19, 2008

experimental sleeve dyeing!

i’m sitting on my parents’ couch right now in southern california, sick with a stinkin’ cold, blah, so i haven’t had the energy to get some things done that i wanted to have done by now.  but i think i do have the energy to write this belated post.  last weekend was my experimental sleeve dyeing with recycled sweaters post on craftstylish…

sleeve dyeing dyed recycled shetland wool

so i wanted to show you some other examples of the sleeve dyeing and how it knits up and stuff!

dyed recycled shetland wool dyed recycled shetland wool

this yarn that i dyed up for the tutorial is shetland wool, and i couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!! i love it so so much, i want to figure out the perfect project for it. it’s 192 yards and i want a pattern that will use it all up, and show the colors at their best… any thoughts?

dyed recycled shetland wool

and now for some other examples… this sleeve:

sleeve dyed for beret

is the one that became this yarn, and then this hat:

merinolongstripes2.jpg mewearingberet3.jpg

and then this sleeve became this hat:

sleeve dyed for mr. pointy blendy1.jpg

this yarn is becoming this scarf, but i don’t have a photo of the sleeve…

longstripesyarn3.jpg sleeve dyed scarf progress

and then the other one from the craftstylish post:

green sleeve dyed green ball

that one will probably become a hat (of course!).  so yeah, hope you like the tutorial.  like the title says, it’s meant to be experimental.  the fun thing about this technique is you never know quite how it’s gonna turn out.  and it’s so much fun to watch it knit up!

mirroredsybil.jpg twistedbobby.jpg

so it sucks to be sick, but it’s nice to hang out here at the house with my parents and my old animal friends. those are my two kitties, sybil and bobby, who both look really different! sybil has gotten way bigger – i guess she must have just gained weight, but it looks like she grew. is it possible for a cat to grow bigger when she’s like ten years old? and bobby is 16ish, so she is just looking older, thinner. but she is still super sweet and purry and plays like a kitten when she feels like it, with plenty of energy.

spud.jpg

and then there’s spud, who’s around 14, which, for a dog his size (over 100 lbs), is like 120 in dog years, ish. so he can’t really see, or hear, or walk, but he still wags his tail like crazy when i pet him and is super sweet as always. this trip is probably the last time i’ll ever see him, so that’s sad, but he seems happy, so that’s good. sorry to bring the mood down.  all those photos are of the animals a couple years ago, when i still lived around here – i’ll post new photos of how they are all looking now probably in a couple days, to flickr.  anyway, that’s all for now.  have a good weekend, and good luck to everyone who’s trying to craft last-minute gifts like i am!

Filed under: craftstylish,knitting,personal,tutorials,yarn — leethal @ 8:30 pm
  • katheryne

    The colors are just gorgeous. I can’t wait to see what else you do.

  • http://velmasworld.blogspot.com/ velmalikevelvet

    holy crapula, batman! that is such a great idea, and they work up beautifully. definitely going to have to try my hand at that.

    hope you are well on your way to wellness long before xmas proper. happy travels in the oc!

    cheers,

    velma

  • http://velmasworld.blogspot.com velmalikevelvet

    holy crapula, batman! that is such a great idea, and they work up beautifully. definitely going to have to try my hand at that.

    hope you are well on your way to wellness long before xmas proper. happy travels in the oc!

    cheers,

    velma

  • http://magpieima.blogspot.com/ Magpie Ima

    I love the sleeve dyeing projects–what a great idea! Looking forward to trying that out.

    I’m happy to see animal pictures. My blog’s been full of Chet the Wandering Cat lately so I am happy to see other pets.

    Get over that cold and feel better soon!

  • http://magpieima.blogspot.com Magpie Ima

    I love the sleeve dyeing projects–what a great idea! Looking forward to trying that out.

    I’m happy to see animal pictures. My blog’s been full of Chet the Wandering Cat lately so I am happy to see other pets.

    Get over that cold and feel better soon!

  • http://www.dyeingforfabricandthreads.com/ Trish

    What a great idea, love recycling. Looks fabulous.I’m going to save this site and write about it in my next blog article( I write a craft column for 2 local papers). Hope you feel better before Christmas.

  • http://www.dyeingforfabricandthreads.com Trish

    What a great idea, love recycling. Looks fabulous.I’m going to save this site and write about it in my next blog article( I write a craft column for 2 local papers). Hope you feel better before Christmas.

  • http://www.gocksfrocks.blogspot.com/ kristen – gock’s frocks

    how fun & inspiring! LOVE this idea! I will now look at sweaters in a new way and not just for felting….

  • http://www.gocksfrocks.blogspot.com kristen – gock’s frocks

    how fun & inspiring! LOVE this idea! I will now look at sweaters in a new way and not just for felting….

  • http://kglo.blogspot.com/ KathrynGrace

    This is awesome! What a great idea! It looks like Noro, actually.

    Hope you feel better…The dog looks just like one I used to have. Poor guy..

  • http://kglo.blogspot.com KathrynGrace

    This is awesome! What a great idea! It looks like Noro, actually.

    Hope you feel better…The dog looks just like one I used to have. Poor guy..

  • http://lindseyrose.wordpress.com/ Lindsey

    I LOVE the predying a sweater idea! What a great post! I’m sorry about your dog!

  • http://lindseyrose.wordpress.com Lindsey

    I LOVE the predying a sweater idea! What a great post! I’m sorry about your dog!

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  • katheryne

    The colors are just gorgeous. I can't wait to see what else you do.

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