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I Won!

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I’ve made a habit of entering every Knit Picks giveaway that’s advertised on Facebook.  I figure, what’s the harm?  It takes hardly any time, and usually the giveaways point me in the direction of a decent blog.  I never expected to actually win something, but I did!

I entered the Bare Gloss Fingering (70% Merino, 30% Silk) giveaway on the Fresh Stitches blog and wound up with three skeins of wonderful yarn!

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Aren’t they magificient?  They’re meant to be dyed, but I’ve never done that before, and quite frankly I’m afraid to try.  I would love to dye these in a gray tonal, but I’m pretty sure I’ll end up with three skeins of black yarn if I make an attempt.  I think I’ll hold onto them until I work up the nerve to try dyeing.  I thought about maybe making a natural colored shawl, but would that be too boring?

Whatever this yarn becomes in the future, I’m sure it’ll be beautiful.  Thank you Fresh Stitches and Knit Picks!

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Author: Moby Knit

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5 thoughts on “I Won!

  1. It’s been almost a year since you wrote this, did you dye the yarn? I would suggest you try some natural dyeing to make things easier – maybe beetroot for a purple? Onion skins are also wonderful, and if you like an orange tone it’s perfect (not the red onion skins, those will also produce a purplish tone, depending on your water)

    The yarn looks amazing and I’d love to see what you did with it 🙂

    • Thanks for the comment! I haven’t tried to dye it yet, but I really want to sometime in the near future.

      I do love orange, so I may give the onion skins a try!

      • Just go for it! I dyed some wool roving with onion skins and it turned out beautiful 🙂

      • Have you found it to be permanent? The only thing holding me back is the possibility of fading. I’ve been avoiding stuff like Kool Aid for that reason.

      • I use roving for my creations, so they’re not as likely to fade because felt creatures stay indoors… But even if it fades, I think it just turns lighter so I’d just consider it part of the whole charm of handmade?

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