A bit of autumn sunshine….

….. caught in a skein of organic merino!

Yes, it’s that time of year once again. The countryside is covered with a yellow haze  of blooming snakeweed (a.k.a. rubberbush).

So headed out yesterday morning to gather a bag full of blossoms.

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Then into a pot they went….

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A bit of boiling, and straining, then added the pre-mordanted (alum and creme of tartar)  merino.

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And here is the dried skein….. a lovely yellow!

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And here is the sweater my sister-in-law knit for Ellie out of this yarn!! Isn’t it lovely!?!?

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15 thoughts on “A bit of autumn sunshine….

  1. I am catching up on your many beautiful blog posts this afternoon….I feel like I’m sitting with an old friend (which you are….not old….but a dear friend 😉 ….. It’s been so nice to take this little breather and relax with you. Thank you Julie.

    Big hugs,
    Dawn

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