Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Trial Run

One of the perks of being an indie dyer is that I'm always getting new yarn samples.  New bases, new blends . . . it's always fun to consider the options.  Deciding which (if any) new yarns to introduce can be a challenge.

Part of the process involves testing.

I've had a skein of this new base kicking around for a while.

I've been thinking of adding this yarn, but it's been a low priority.  The only decision I had made was that I was undecided.  The other day I was dyeing, and the lonely skein caught my eye.  

I was already in deep with dyeing - one more pot wasn't going to make a difference.

The next step was to knit up a sample.

I can't say that I've made any decisions, but I do like the way this feels.  I'll play around with the swatch some more before reaching a verdict.  It's all part of the process.


Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

What a difficult job to have, isn't it? Beautiful color on the new yarn!
I've got a new base I just finished testing and introduced at a show a few weeks ago - now to get my lazy self to photograph it :)

Melissa said...

Ooh, it looks pretty and has a nice tight twist. What is the base?

Stephanie/DirtyWaterDyeWorks said...

Yes, it does have a nice twist - that's part of the attraction. It's a merino / cashmere / nylon blend.