Category Archives: color

Indie Dyer: Susan Gomes of WitchCandy

Happy weekend everyone! I’m so excited to feature Susan Gomes of WitchCandy this weekend. I have been smitten with Susan’s work for a LONG time–especially her “Birch Fire,” “Utah Mesa,” and “Sunset Hair,” which are super hard to get a … Continue reading

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FO: Ebba Pullover

We finally had some fading sunlight and a free moment; so, Spencer took some awesome pictures of my Ebba Pullover. It’s fully washed and blocked, now, and the colorwork came out remarkably even for my first try šŸ™‚ Happy Tuesday! … Continue reading

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FO: Rocket Ship Socks

I mentioned these socks inĀ Episode 8 of the podcast, where IĀ discussed the intentional color-pooling experiment that is central to these socks. The base pattern is a play on Susan B. Anderson’s “How I Make My Socks” to which I added … Continue reading

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Episode 8: WIP’d Into Shape!

I’m fresh off a plane from Texas and ready to talk fiber! So, I’m happy to announce that Episode 8 is now live on YouTube. Thanks so much for tuning in–and thanks to Sarah of FiberTrek for sending some of … Continue reading

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Riot of Color: Sampled

You all might remember my riot of color–the overdyed Fat Cat Knits SW Merino fiber that I was pondering on the bobbin. My guild-mates suggested a mach-up with some solid color; I was originally planning a fractal; and the color … Continue reading

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A Riot of Color

I’ve been waiting for one free moment: an opportunity to spin up the wild overdyed fiber I have been thinking about since our guild’s dye day last month. With classes (and grading) finally finished, and winter break upon us, I … Continue reading

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First Kettle Dye: Eggplant Beauty

Last week I posted a mini-photo essay about dye day. While I participated–helping Spencer and generally being around for a couple of hours, I did not do much dyeing. This was not for lack of trying! I showed up with … Continue reading

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