Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Some more handdyed stuff

Well, I tried more dyeing, and it's a lot of fun to use dye that isn't Kool-Aid. Suddenly, there are WAY more colors available.

This particular skein was one that I had dyed before, with Kool-Aid. It was originally kettle-dyed in a minty green color (a combo of a packet each of lemonade and something blue). I was going to dye sections of it in a light purple, blue, different green, and leave about 1/4 of it in the original green. However, the dye was WAY more concentrated than I gave it credit for, so I got jewel toned purple, blue, and different green. At that point, the minty green looked weird with the other colors, so I dyed that section brown.

I love how it turned out. I'm much more into jewel tones than pastels, so this a much more "me" color scheme than the one I had in my head. I need to dye another skein to match, and then I can make some socks.

And I got my Knittyboard SP match this morning! Woohoo!

ETA: It's been pointed out that I didn't mention what I used to dye the yarn: good ol' Wilton's icing dye. :)


Emma said...

It's gorgeous. Glad it came out to your liking. It's really beautiful.

betzig said...

Very nice. What kind of dye did you use? I still haven't taken the plunge.