The current experiment:
I'm working on hot-pour methods with a variety of blues and greens. (Blues are the favorite color of a majority of people so I imagine I'll be doing a lot of them.)
Yesterday I knit up some of the Purple Train Wreck:
Then I felted the hell out of it to see how colorfast it was. The color faded somewhat during the first wash - extra soap on heavy duty for 20 minutes - but after that it remained stable. And the yarn has already been hand washed, so for normal everyday use I'd say it's colorfast.
Tomorrow I dye more Purple Train Wreck.
My first shipment of sock yarn I bought on the cheap (two-ply Peruvian wool), and it looks awfully thin and splitty. I'm going to be unloading it at a bargain price once it's all dyed, and then going with a wool/nylon blend like I should have done in the first place and selling it at the real price ($20 USD per 440 yard skein). When I do post all these yarns, I'm going to do it a week or two before our next major influx of Knitty readers (beginning of March) so that you guys can have first crack at it. And as always, if anybody wants custom jobs, e-mail me and we'll negotiate. In particular, if you want to mail me the yarn and have me dye it, I can really cut some bargains. (This deal only applies to regular blog readers, which, duh, you are.)
That's the big excitement around here. Now I've got to go write more articles and mix some dye for more sock yarn (the new batch will be more green).
Here's a photo of me being loved to death last night.