Sunday, January 21, 2007

Ahh...finally back to a Texas winter. Today was a nice 55 degree day. I almost put shorts on....almost.

However, we did get a bit of weather and rain, so I did a bit of dyeing! My lovely WinterSP Momma-Monkey sent me some KnitPicks Bare that I have been meaning to dye, so a cold rainy day seemed a good day to do it.

This time I used Wilton cake dyes. It was available and I was interested to see the rumored splitting of the colors (i.e. the purple splits into red and blue).

So, I went with a red/blue/purple varigated scheme and made my BIG fifteen foot skein, cleared off the table and got to work and here is what I got. No, I can't play the "stupid camera" card. That is the color the red came out. I even doubled the amount of red just cause it didn't look right in the bottle. BTW, the color is "Chrismas Red - the red with a blue tone". Let's take a closer look:

Yeah, that had to go. So, I got out some good ol' Koolaid and overdyed the red portion (2 black cherry and 1 regular cherry). Much better.....here, look!

That is RED!!! It's exactly what I wanted. I SOOOOO happy! I think it will end up being some cool, funky hat for myself. Yes, for ME!!! :-)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks like a ton of fun! I have some white yarn, maybe I'll try my hand at dying...

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh !!

I love how that turned out !!

You're a pro :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that color combo! Way to go! (Such a professional looking dye job!)

chemgrrl said...

Looks great! I hope it gets cold enough in Texas for you to wear a hat. :)

Purse_Ho said...

ooh that is niiiiiice :) good job!

Anonymous said...

The colors look great, it turned out really well.

Anonymous said...

Nicely done! Can't wait to see what you knit for YOU with it! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow- that turned out great!! The red is absolutely gorgeous.

and thanks for the good vibes :)