Friday, January 4, 2008

The Dyeing's Done

Dyeing For Norwegian Sweater KAL << Main >> Some Knitting

Hi, All, Happy 2008. Hope everybody made it. :)

I've been busy. Yesterday, I ordered my Reconditioned AVL loom. Here are the specs:

1994 60" Full-Frame Production Dobby Loom 16 Harnesses, Polyester Heddles, Compu-Dobby I,Mechanical Dobby, Dobby Bars, Peg & Peg Wrench, 4-Box Flyshuttle, Overhead Swing Beater, 1-Yard Sectional Warp Beam. It should ship out on Feb. 18.

All I can say is WHOOHOO!!!!

I've got the yarn all dyed. Here's all the skeins. It turned out better than I hadp hoped.

These four pics are one ball that I shot from four different sides.

The colors just leap right out. I think it will look pretty good when it's knit up. Now I am just waiting for the KAL to start. We will be making a headband "swatch". I still have to pick up which motifs I will use. I have the "Starmore" Fair Isle book and "The Complete Book of Traditional Fair Isle Knitting" to look through. Too many choices.

I've been working on the grandkid's hoodie in my off moments. It's coming along slowly but surely. Pardon the awful colors...I took this last night around midnight.

Well, it's off to the salt mines. I've got to ratchet up the organizing here if I'm going to have any room for the loom. It's going to be a loooooong month and a half. Can't wait. Take care, All.


LizzieK8 said...

OMG that yarn is fantastic. I'll be drooling, step by step, as you make the sweater.

AlisonH said...

Your dyejob is gorgeous! As is the sweater. Lucky grandchild!

Monika said...

Your self dyed yarn looks fabulous!

Alpaca Granny said...

OMG Your loom sounds awesome....and huge. Have you had one befor? I would be overwhelmed.
Everything looks great, you talented woman, you.

Lori said...

fantastic! I want some of that yarn dag-nabit! lol great job! I seem to remember that I have some vacation time in Feb.. might have to make a trip out if not before :)
Starting the pole building today so that will help too... *sigh* lol
love ya!

carole said...


thanks for your comment. Your handyed is beautiful. What kind of dyes do you use, the black looks GREAT (which is a hard color to take well)

Tracy said...

Hi, Carole.

I use PRO Washfast Acid Dyes. When dyeing black, you generally use 2 to 4 times as much dry dye in your solution than the other colors. That way you get "black". not shades of dark blue or green.

Leigh said...

The loom sounds great! Lucky you. And the skeins are fantastic. Good job.

Alpaca Granny said...

Tracy, just came to visit thinking that possibly you new loom would be here.