It Was Worth It

The results are back on the latest dyeing escapade. Feast your eyes on this!

Hand-dyed Lotus

Hand-dyed Lotus

It’s two hundred and forty-six yards of what we think is a merino worsted weight. It’s a commercial yarn, and the label got separated from it and the other yarn. (Note to self: don’t try to do weights that are too similar at the same time!) So it might be a superwash DK weight.

I rather like the pink color. It’s just Fire Red really diluted. Simple, but effective! It makes me think of pink and yellow waterlillies on a pond. Unfortunately, for all its good looks, I put in too much vinegar and it smells pretty strong. I’m going to have to dunk it in hot water a couple times more.

And here is the other skein of yarn. It’s whichever weight the other isn’t. I was going for red and blue, and then ran out of pre-mixed dyes. After being fair-to-moderately annoyed I realized that red, white, and blue was a well known color combination. (Sometimes one can get so caught up in the problem of the moment that they forget the obvious.) So here is my patriotic yarn.

Americana

Americana

2 Responses to It Was Worth It
  1. Sarah
    November 28, 2008 | 8:56 pm

    Those are great!

  2. Mama Mentor
    November 28, 2008 | 9:06 pm

    I really like that first one! I love that you aren’t afraid to jump in and play with color. And I’m a big fan of red white and blue. I grew up in a household where the kitchen was always some combination of those three colors, so that mix always seems very homey and comforting to me.

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