Happy new yarn
Happy 2011 to you! I did a spot of dyeing in the final days on 2010.
The sock yarn was created by dipping sections in royal blue and yellow, then over-dyeing with pink or turquoise (all using Procion MX and citric acid). The self striping yarn was dyed in a 3 m hank I made by wrapping it around a table. I normally dye yarn with more subtle transitions so I’m excited to see how these will look knitted up.
Examining last year’s yarn stats, I have decreased the stash by 22 balls, but increased the stash yardage by over 4000 m, which is a little worrying but generally I’m buying finer yarns. In 2010 I knitted 56 balls of yarn, bought 51, spun 3 and sold or gifted 32. I’m sure I could have had more will power but overall this is OK. If I get my knit on in 2011 I’m sure I can beat this.