Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blackberry on Cotton/Bamboo

A customer asked me for a variegated colourway of my Blackberry Gradient, so I created this one which was handpainted in the shade varying from from pale pink into darker pink, bright raspberry into the dark purples. I really love ihow it has turned out especially as it was handpainted on my oh so yummy soft Worsted Cotton /Bamboo!! :)

Organic Eden's Adam

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This is my Organic Turquoise Gradient knitted up into an Eden's Adam.(from the talented lovely pattern designer rav id tikki)

First Gradient on Worsted Organic Cotton!!

I thought this would be the first yarn of my life which would be undyeable. I really was fighting at the start of the gradient to get some colours on this yarn! I didn't give in and create a beautiful boy gradual gradient in turquoise-blue tones.:) The yarn took eventually the dye beautifully just needs lots of dyes and was not really bleeding a lot when rinsed. Have knitted it already up in an Eden's adam for my DS.It is not splitty even not when I had to restart my garment which was at first try far too big.

The Cotton is quite soft and has brown specks throughout the yarn which is not a quality problem, it just shows the husks and seeds of the cotton which are not bleached in organic cottons. The specks are not really noticable in the knitted garment! THe Organic Cotton will be my regular Worsted cotton as I prefer it to the 10 Ply Worsted Cotton which I have usually which is Peaches and Cream! I can source it from my LYS (Local Yarn Store) which will also stock my gradients in Organic Cotton and 4 PLy Kiama (Silk/Merino)! :)

A lovely Cottton haul!

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This was just one customer order of lovely summer knitting yarns.It is not very common that I have so many lovely colourways in stock at the same time and some are new colourways so that was best photo opportunity!! Just love the yummy Worsted Cottton Bamboo and also my NEW Worsted Organic Cotton has dyed up lovely!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mosaic Element Scarf

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My Elements mosaic scarf is done and I am loving it. I had maybe 3 cm of the blue yarn left and I was sweating the last rows if it will be enough. I am loving this colourway. It is good for people for love rainbow colours but don't want it too bright.It is nice and subtle.