Sunday, June 18, 2006
AddictedIf it's an animal fiber, watch out, because I want to dye it. I'm officially addicted.
First, I mixed up all 24 beautiful colors of dye stock... I had a really hard time visualizing the colors, so figured I'd just see what they looked like all mixed up.
I used mason jars so that hopefully they won't leak on anything.
And then I got out the white paper and played with some colors.
Meanwhile, I soaked the yarn - I used some silver-grey jaeger matchmaker aran. It's superwash, so I was even less worried about felting everything together.
Woooo hoooooo!!! First color done!
S and Abby tried to help, but they got so sleepy......
But somehow, I managed to get 4 different colors.... destined to be a log cabin blanket of some kind a la the Mason-Dixon book...
WOOO HOOOOO!!!! Yarn!!!! I didn't use salt in the dye baths, so the colors have that slightly mottled variegated tone, and they make me so happy.
And then I took the plunge and tried dyeing the 60% merino 40% acrylic sock yarn. It turned out just as I hoped - slightly heathered. I may try overdying this skein in a darker red/burgundy, but I don't know yet.
I do know, however, that I love this whole dyeing thing. Must.... buy.... more..... cream.... yarn.....
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