Tuesday, August 12, 2014


It's been awhile since I played with my CSM. It was time to change that. I've been trying to spend a bit of time with it every day. The first two pair were cranked from commercially spun and dyed sock yarn. (Warm up pairs)

I was having so much fun cranking socks that I decided to take it up a notch and dye my own yarn. This is my first attempt at dyeing my own yarn. The sock yarn is a commercially spun superwash Corriedale.

Attempt #2: superwash merino/nylon blend - commercially spun

Attempt #3: commercially spun sw merino/nylon blend....this was my first time using a dye loom. I learned a lot! Love the end results though.

Commercially spun sw merino/nylon blend

These socks will have to be unraveled and cranked again. There are glaring mistakes on both. I wanted to share a picture of the yarn. I love how it turned out. It's a commercially spun sw Corriedale.

I've had so much fun dyeing my own yarn. Here are two more skeins....

And here's one waiting to be cranked (today's project).

I think half the fun of dyeing my own yarn is seeing how the finished socks will look. It's a pleasant surprise every time.  :) Yesterday was spent hand painting two skeins of sock yarn and 4 ounces of superwash roving. Can't wait to see how it all turned out.


  1. What an awesome job of dyeing!!! I wouldn't know HOW to approach that. The end results are stunning!

    1. Thank you. :) It was a matter of trying out different dye techniques and seeing what happens. I've been playing with dyes forever it seems like. Used to do wax resist dye techniques on fabric when I was much, much younger.