I was ecstatic when Wendee of Hazel Knits agreed to dye yarn for last year’s sock club, and even more ecstatic when I discovered I would be traveling to her part of the world and able to drop by in person. Fellow designer Anne Hanson was also traveling to the area, so we headed over to Wendee’s together. Wendee had her dye studio set up so that we could dye some of the yarn for the club!
Wendee experimented a lot with different shades of orange, working to find the perfect color just for us.
Working with Wendee was really interesting. She’s very methodical and has an efficient dyeing system so that she can rotate various yarns through each part of the process quickly. We had a fantastic time mixing and swishing yarn in giant bowls.
Here is lots of yarn hanging to dry.
Of course we had to try dyeing for ourselves, too – not just the club. I dyed two skeins of yarn (one Artisan Sock, one Filigree Lace) in gorgeous shades of brown. Now to find the perfect projects to knit…