Some of the women from our playgroup put together a stash of beautiful hand dyed yarns to sell at the advent fair. I had the *ahem* privilege of dividing a ginormous 1kg skein of undyed yarn into 100g lots.
If you've never seen a 1kg skein, here it is -
and of course the boy had to have a turn holding the yarnzilla too -
Of course me being the only long-term knitter who owns neither swift nor wool winder, I wound all 2170 metres of it by hand into balls, so they could be weighed properly, before winding them into individual skeins ready to be dyed.
I always think a drying rack never looks so pretty as when it is covering with freshly dyed yarn..
I dyed this one for myself too, it's 200g of blue & green gradient -
and more recently, a little 50g skein -
and 50g of 12ply in graduated reds -
and Lexi did one for herself using koolaid -
I'm hoping I'll get a chance to do a heap more soon!!