Thursday, January 19, 2006

Yarn Dyeing

I dyed today! How nice to do something I hadn't done in so long.

Anyway, I had this hank of Wool of the Andes I dyed a while back. Didn't like the harshness of the color and it annoyed me, so I decided to try and redye it. I used two packets of Kool-Aid Blue Raspberry Lemonade and just squirted it all over and nuked it. It's okay, softened it a bit. It's the hank on the bottom of the picture.

The other two hanks were some nice thin sportsweight Natalie sent me.I kept looking at it wondering what I would make with it. Well, lo and behold a Christmas Elf sent me the book "Felted Crochet" and in the book are patterns for this type of yarn-I had to dye it, right?

Anyway, the rust/olive hank is darker than it appears and was done with McCormick food coloring. I don't know how I cam up with the colors. One is green, one is orange and one is yellow and I kinda poured them on. I love this in person, not the usual color I do.

Next, usual color. It is a blue and purple mix, but when I did the initial dyeing it was a denim blue, after the nuking and rinsing, it's a deep bluish purple. Again, not keen on the color entirely and have to move away from the purple/blues.

Also, while digging in my wool yarn stash bag, I found an undyed hank of Wool of the Andes fingering/sock weight yarn I forgot about! My "Crocheted Socks: 16 Fun Patterns" came in and so I shall dye this for a sock project next week. I have to decide the color/colors though.


ThreeOliveMartini said...

looks nice.. i wanna touch it !!

ladylinoleum said...

Looks bee-you-ti-ful!

Natalie said...

Gor-geous! I love how vibrant the orange is...

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