My Dyepal Rocks!

I got my Dye-O-Rama Yarn yesterday! My dyepal is Jessica from KnitFit. This yarn is gorgeous, I’m drooling over it right now. I’m trying very hard not to ditch everything else and start knitting with it right now.That never happens. Nope. Not here…..

Want to see a closeup?! You know you do!

I love it, LOOK at the turquoise! And the PINK! Beautiful! Thanks Jessica!!

Jessica asked if I was going to show some photos of the yarn I’m dyeing for my pal. I said what the hell. I dyed this yesterday, handpainted it. I’m not the most practiced at handpainting, but I really should do it more often, it’s great fun! This yarn began it’s life as 3 skeins of cream Koigu.

I splashed dye around for awhile, hung them to dry, and decided it needed more brightness, and less yellow. I am not a person who enjoys yellow.
I was a little Meh on the colors while they were drying, but now that they are dry and reskeined, I LOVE them!

Pretty Pretty Pretty!

I’m driving up to Michigan tomorrow, my little brodder turns 21 on Tuesday. I’m not generally a big drinker, but I must do the sisterly thing and help him get wasted. If my sister has anything to say about this (and she does), it will not be a problem.
I’m a little not wanting to go away, cause look at what the UPS man done brung me!!!

Poor little cones, they’ll just have to wait til I get back…..

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20 Responses to My Dyepal Rocks!

  1. Marion says:

    The colors in the handpainted yarn are beautiful! Enjoy your trip.

  2. Lisa says:

    LOVE that hand-painted Koigu… Love it with a capital L!

  3. Dave Daniels says:

    That yarn from Jessica is GORGEOUS! Lucky you.
    What are all those cones?

  4. emmy says:

    That is a lucky dyepal!! Maybe you should add that your Vesper line?!?!

    Your dyepal did an awesome job for you…no pressure there! Dyeing for the knitter behind the world famous VESPER yarn. Whew! That is why I signed up for the ” What the heck am I doing” swap…

  5. Scout says:

    Oh that’s so pretty!!!

    What fun!

  6. Chris says:

    Oh, Jessica did some good work there! Yay!

    And what you’re making for your dyepal is yummy – lucky pal.

    What IS on those cones? Happy 21st to your brother!

  7. Leisel says:

    The yarn you got in the dye swap is great… I love the colors!

    Isn’t it amazing what reskeining will do? It’ll be great fun to see how it knits up.

  8. chris says:

    Ooooh, pretty! All the yarn is beautiful (both what your pal sent and what you painted). And does a shipment of undyed yarn mean that maybe if I’m vigilant I will someday be able to order some of your yarn before it’s gonegonegone? I’m just not fast enough, it seems!

  9. gleek says:

    lovely yarn! both yours and the yarn your pal sent you! what kind of yarn is that in the box? it looks like it’s dying to be dyed 🙂

  10. jessica~ says:

    So glad you like it! You took some nice pictures of it -thanks!!
    The yarn you are dying for your pal is so pretty. I love the color varigations!~

    I always just miss out on purchasing your yarn – I’m going to keep a diligent eye out for when those cones are dyed up!

  11. amanda says:

    Beautiful yarn. I’d have been a neurotic mess if I had to dye for you. Lots of cones = lots of potential. What exactly is on those cones (besides the smart arse “yarn” of course, I mean what kind of yarn?).

  12. Jenn says:

    Both your handpaint and Jessica’s handdyed look amazing. Such vibrant colors!!

  13. Jen says:

    Gorgeous! 🙂

  14. puppymomma says:

    Um, if those are CONES of Koigu I’m coming to live at your house ok?

  15. Adrian says:

    *crossing fingers that you’re my dye pal*

  16. yahaira says:

    your pal did an amazing job, I love those colors. and your pal is going to faint when they see what you painted, just gorgeous.

    yummy cones!

  17. Erin says:

    Julia, where do you get your cones/yarn stock?

    I’m very curious!


  18. jennifer says:

    i also would love to know where you get your cones/yarn? and how on earth do you know that when you wind it, it will be 440 yds (or whatever you want it to be)? do you weigh it as you wind? that’s what’s been keeping me from buying cones, but cones makes so much more sense. thanks, j!

  19. Your dye-pal does ROCK! Love the colors that she used. I like the colors that you used for your pal! Lovely : D
    That is a *BIIIIIG* box-o-yarn!

  20. Roger says:

    Hello could you tell me where you get the yarn on cones I have a new (old) csm and I have been looking for yarn on cones.Thanks roger