Monday, April 27, 2009

Even More Color!

More thread! Bonnie had her dyes out again this weekend. I unwound thread like mad so she could make it more interesting than ecru and white. This is the result. I know it looks tangled, but it winds up very nicely. These skeins were wound off the ball on the the arms of my office chair. That worked much better than anything else I've tried. Unfortunately, once they'd been through the dye process, got washed, and dried, they shrunk so I couldn't get the skeins back on the arms of the chair. Bonnie is also my thread swift. Nice of her, eh? From bottom to top, these are Singing the Blues, Oh-Baby, Midnight Escape, and Purple Potion. Bonnie named them while we were winding them back into balls.

Singing the Blues
is rather obvious -- it's all my favorite shades of blue (well, all the ones she had in little bottles, at least). It used to be size 30 DMC Cebelia ecru.

Purple Potion which is also a size 30 Cebelia, was named because all the dye color names sound like this:

Double, double, toil and trouble
Raspberry, plum,
wisteria, bubble gum,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Sometimes I do wonder what she's cooking up in all those little bottles.
is all soft pastel baby-shades, baby blue, bubblegum, seafoam, and wisteria. It looks like baby lace to me, especially as it is a size 80 DMC tatting cotton.

Midnight Escape
is the darker side of the baby pastels, caribbean, raspberry, caman island, and imperial purple, also on a size 80 DMC tatting cotton. It reminded Bonnie of the baby-escape in the movie "Baby Geniuses".


Krystle said...

MMMM that purple looks so yummy!

Fox said...

Love that purple! These are great colours!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

The colors are lovely! The blues are my favorites, but that purply sure looks scrumptious!

yarnplayer said...

These are beautiful! Hard to choose a favorite, but I guess I'd go for the dark to medium blue with the green.

Sapna said...

Man! Are you lucky or what!!! What are you planning to do with all this gorgeous threads? I’d just stash them as usual :-)