FO Friday – Shy Creature and Madder Dye

img_2711 img_2726Today’s featured projects were tough to decide upon because I finished four (!!!) this week.  I’ve decided just to share the yarns today and the finished knitted projects in a later post.

First up is some yummy handspun because, in my world,  week without spinning is a week incomplete 😉  This was the May club shipment from Hello Yarn.  It is 4oz of dreamy soft Rambouillet in “Shy Creature” colorway spun up as a bouncy worsted weight 2 ply.  I’m really loving the colors and barber poling in this!

Second for today is something entirely new for me … madder root dyeing.  I used 50g of madder root (soaked overnight) and a skein of locally grown yarn from Harmony Meadow Farm, which I pre-mordanted with alum and cream of tartar.  I’m pretty happy with the resulting color and can’t wait to get kitting with it.  I have some secret plans for it paired up with the skein I dyed using Comfrey.  No peeks yet though 😉

Hope you have all had a fantastic week and that you found some time for craft.

Happy Friday all!


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