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Monday, May 7, 2012

Yarn

Jeg har holdt på med å rydde rundt omkring i huset den siste tiden, noe jeg vanligvis gjør om våren.
Da kom jeg over en pose med plantefarget garn fra forrige sommer som jeg hadde glemt at jeg hadde. Garnet er fortsatt i hesper, og det er ikke merket. Men jeg er ganske sikker på at det gule er hestehov og ryllik, det grønne (ser grått ut på bildet) er ryllik med kobber, og det brungrønne er johannesurt.
Fargene gjengis ikke helt korrekt på bildene, men de er fine både hver for seg og sammen.


Recently I have been decluttering and tidying around the house, something I do every year at spring.
While going throug a shelf I came across a bag of plantdyed yarn from last summer that I had forgotten about.
The yarn was still in skeins, and none of them were labeled. But I am rather sure the yellow yarn were dyed with coltsfoot and tansy, the green (looks grey in the photos) was dyed with tansy and copper and the browngreenish yarn with st.johns wort.
The colours are not shown correctly in the photograph, but I think the colours look very pretty each, and also all together.



Jeg har fått rullet opp garnet, og er så smått igang å strikke noe av det.
Planen er å lage noen par med tovede tøfler og votter, som etterhvert skal bli gaver (julegaver antagelig, for jeg strikker ikke så fort...).
Første par er ferdigstrikket, og venter på montering og toving. Nå er jeg halvveis på par nr to, som blir av gult garn.


I have been rolling up the skeins, and have just started knitting some small projects.
My plan is to knit and felt some pairs of slippers and mittens, to give as gifts (most probably christmas gifts, as I am not a fast knitter...)
The first pair og slippers is done, just need to sew them together and then felt them in the washing maschine. I am half done with the second pair now, which is knitted from the yellow yarn. 




Garnet har motivert meg til å komme igang med plantefarging igjen, og i dag har første gryte vært på ovnen.

Finding this skeins of yarn has made me eager to get started dyeing with plantmaterials again, and today the first dyeing pot has been cooking on the stove.


Det var laven jeg plukket i høst som jeg har kokt fargesuppe på. Her står den til avkjøling før den utkokte laven fjernes.
Garnet er ferdig i morgen. Fargen ser ut til å bli brun, muligens noe blek, men jeg krysser fingrene for at det blir skikkelig farge.
Bilder kommer etterhvert :)

The dye was made from the lichen I picked and dried in autumn. Here the pot is cooling off before the lichen is removed.
The yarn will be done sometime tomorrow. It seems to turn out brownish, possible a bit pale, but fingers crossed the colour will turn out well.
I will post photos later :)

8 comments:

lirosa said...

ojojoj.....
-så hæææærrrrliiiiig!

Mrs Thrifty said...

I love these colours - so natural and all earthy. Good luck with the knitting xx

datacreata said...

I love your wool and the fact that you die. I also like the idea of knitting then felting slippers. How big would you need to knit them before felting to get a result that fits. Also, do you have the pattern?

Yael said...

LOVE your new header!!!!!

This wool is wonderful - I can testify to it!!! I am waiting to see, what comes out of this pot!!
And the slippers are just lovely Hilde!

Interestingly I too took an interest in wool felting just the last few weeks. After the almost failure bag, I made another two bags, one is already felted and came out very lovely, it was crocheted. The other one I am knitting, it is almost done. I made swatches and felted them, and as it turns out the knit felts much more than the crochet. But I am still learning - this is a very fascinating creativity. I bought felt wool this time, actually a lot in many colors, there was a sale and I was quite lucky with the price.

I was a bit tempted to felt my yellow/green Norwegian bag - but I won't! :-)

A wondering star said...

Å så nydelig header!
Er det ikke fantastisk når man finner ting under rydding.
Jeg beundrer deg for din dyktighet med farging av garn. Det er så nær naturens egne farger.
Ha en fin kveld!
klem

Korpöga said...

Så vackert med löjtnants hjärtan på headern, vilken glädjespridare :) det känns i magen när jag ser dem! <3

Vilka vackra, mjuka färger :)
Kramar!

stardust said...

I read the previous post, too. Good for you, Hilde, the golden-brown, it’s such a soft and subtle color! I like it when dye is made or taken from vegetation. Varied outcome is exciting.

Yoko

Rosana said...

Wunderful warm colour!

Hugs Rosana

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