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« on: December 05, 2012 02:43:23 PM »

So... I got two pounds(!) of white roving last Christmas.  I was worried about ruining a bunch at a time with a bad dye job, so I tended to work in little batches.  I've since worked up the courage to do larger skeins, which I might post later Tongue

Here's the little ones:

Most were done on the stovetop in a water/vinegar solution.  Some were handpainted and heated in the microwave.  I prefer dyeing the roving and then spinning it (as opposed to dyeing the already spun yarn) because I find thet the colours blend a little more this way.  They're between 10 and 25 yards each, probably about 25g at the most.  I didn't realize how much yarn was really there until I lined them all up for a photo shoot Tongue

A few individual shots:  (I've got closeups of each if anyone wants to see.)

This one is my favourite.  It's the second mini skein I painted into a rainbow gradient.  The first turned out great:

I think using them all in one project would be really cool.  A lot of other ones have already made it into my beekeeper's quilt, but I was looking for something different.  Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012 02:57:35 PM »

very pretty.  you did a great job!

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012 03:48:46 PM »

these are all so darned gorgeous!

« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012 08:20:28 AM »

That is gonna be one adorable blankie (assuming you're making lotsa hexipuffs?)

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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012 11:24:50 AM »

Great, great job!

I'm totally obsessed with hexipuffs, love that you knitted one up for color example!

« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013 07:46:04 PM »

Wow, you spun all of those as well? They are amazing! I say they look factory spun and dyed. I think a beekeeper quilt would be amazing for these, but you said you want another idea? I have none. Grannies? Mini grannies? I think those are called grannies daughters or something. That would be cute.

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013 04:50:50 PM »

I love these skeins.  Amazing colors you achieved and wonderful spinning too.  I've been admiring the linen stitch scarves on ravelry.  Some of them use mini skeins to give an interesting subtle striping effect.  Here is a free pattern link...

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013 04:27:59 AM »

You could send them to me for my rainbow yarn hair falls i want to make (once i collect up enough funky rainbow yarns)  Wink Grin lol

I think the hexi puffs from them all would be amazing...

Maybe something crazy like a circle vest with it?
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013 05:03:16 AM »

Those are super pretty! You really got some nice colors!

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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2013 07:43:08 AM »

Ooo, I love these! Gorgeous colors!!

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