Indigo, Here I Come

I’ve been eyeing the container of indigo for long enough. I am hereby starting a project especially marked for the dye pot. Here it is, in its brand-new beginning.

On The Drop Spindle

On The Drop Spindle

I’m taking what’s left of the pound of New Zealand wool roving (great stuff), and spinning it on the drop spindle. Hopefully it will come out at a decent DK weight, so I can dye it blue and use it in this pattern (with some slight modifications).

The goal is to get it all done before the weather gets too hot for me to wear the sweater. The only kicker is that around here that means I have until roughly the middle of March. Oh well. The little jar of dye calls.

Ah, The Possibilities

Ah, The Possibilities

2 Responses to Indigo, Here I Come
  1. Mama Mentor
    December 20, 2008 | 3:36 pm

    I will be interested to hear about your indigo experience. Lina and I are quite interested in experimenting with indigo ourselves.

  2. Rebekah
    December 20, 2008 | 6:51 pm

    Let me know if you try it! I’d appreciate any tips. I have a recipe that looks pretty easy, but extra knowledge is always a blessing.

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