Custom orders can be exciting… and daunting. Dyeing can be an unpredictable process — the slightest change in acidity, temperature, or concentration can create really noticeable colour changes from one dyelot to another. And it’s just the way life works that those unpredictable changes will always occur on that special order where the customer has a really specific result in mind!
So when a customer contacted me the other week and asked me to dye three custom orders for a birthday celebration for three knitting friends, I had a slight moment of trepidation. But when I asked her what she had in mind, she put back at my ease: “Just be creative!” she replied. That I can do!
The birthday girls’ favourite colours are red, purple, and green, and I spent all week letting my imagination run wild on that theme. I wanted to do a few different colourways of each, and then her choose whatever yarns she liked best.
It wasn’t an easy choice. Here’s what she picked…
Natalie’s Steel Leaf
I was having so much fun dyeing and just letting my creativity run free that I rather let it run away with me, and I now have quite a stash of exciting new yarns to put in the shop. Look for them to start appearing Monday or Tuesday of next week!