In the run-up to Christmas every spare moment was filled with craft fairs and preparation for them. My trusty dye pot sat forlornly on the shelf, and I was itching to get back to it!
Now that we're firmly in 2013, I have time to replenish my hand-dyed Perran Yarn stocks. Only a small amount of time, but regular. Here's the first lot for this year.
I've gone for more of the deliciously soft chunky baby alpaca. It soaks up the colour beautifully, so what better shade to go for than Teal Temptation!
The only downside that I've found is that this is an incredibly difficult shade to photograph accurately!
I've learned quite a lot about GIMP from the last few hours spent playing around with hue, saturation, brightness, and contrast settings.
This yarn also looks fabulous when knitted or crocheted; for example just 1 skein of it makes my Tassel Stitch Button Cowl pattern.
If you prefer something different but not sure what, take a look at the many options here on Ravelry!