I spotted the first pumpkin beer of the season in the grocery store last week, prompting me to get back into solar dyeing before the weather cools down. The last few weekends have been extremely warm and lazy, creating a lull in my wanting to spend time outside (I’m bad about that these days), even if only for the few minutes required to set out a bowl of yarn and dye, rinse it, spin it and bring it back inside after drying.
So I jumped to it this weekend!
Saturday’s round used white alpaca recycled from a sweater, with blue, red and green dyes turning the yarn into something oh so unicorn-fabulous.
Sunday’s dye used light brown alpaca from the same sweater. I’ve been wanting to see how green and red take up with each other, especially on brown fiber. Not wanting to make yarn only usable for Christmas projects (I really wish red and green weren’t so strongly associated with the holidays), I included some purple as well. I really like the harvest feel of the resulting colorway.
What did you get up to this weekend?