Red Alert

Be amazed! Take a look at this eyeball-searing shade of red. My poor camera hates it, and I love it! This is the result of switching the normal up a bit.

To explain. In the natural course of events, I ran out of my Crimson dye about a week ago.

Now, I’ve used two red dyes before. One is Crimson (my favorite) and the other is Fire Red. I had always preferred Crimson because of the deeper color tones. (The Fire Red tended to go orangey.) Well, when I ran out I hastened to order more, but the place I was buying from didn’t have Crimson! Against my will, I wound up trying the Scarlet dye.

A few days ago I gave it a trial run, not expecting much success. I aimed for the brightest, most intense, luminescent shade of red I thought I could get away with. And it exceeded my expectation. Wow! I’m so excited.

For the record, that’s a merino/silk laceweight that will be going up on Etsy in the next few days. Along with its friend. My lovely cobalt blue and purple version. (Which is already up.)

Spinning wise, I’m plying the Willow fingering weight. It looks like it will be a less dense of a yarn than I had originally envisioned, but still quite nice.

3 Responses to Red Alert
  1. Anne
    March 20, 2010 | 4:13 pm

    Wow, that’s red! Reminds me of one of my favorite birds, a cardinal! And the green is totally gorgeous. Looks like something out of Lorien. You’re making me want to start spinning! :D

  2. Rebekah
    March 20, 2010 | 10:58 pm

    Well, this is a good thing. =) The world needs more spinners.
    Actually, you may have just clinched the name of the red laceweight. I couldn’t decide what to call it, and Cardinal was one of the options.

  3. Linda Burklin
    March 20, 2010 | 11:16 pm

    I’m so glad I got to see it in person. It may be the reddest yarn I’ve ever seen!

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