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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Knitting Notes

We had my family Christmas on Monday, and since this about half a knitting blog, I've got to share the gift that warmed my knitterly soul. My father and C got me a sampler of handspun wool from Darthia Farm. Not only is it handspun, it's also naturally dyed. They specialize in indigo dying, and you can see the results above. My favorites are the little skeins of deep indigo and cochineal red (I've always loved the idea of cochineal red - it comes from snails), and the tiny skein of light green in the top of the picture, which turns out to be a mixture of indigo and goldenrod. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to knit with any of this. It's just so cool to look at as is.

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