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Monday, June 22, 2009

Got Gray Wool? Overdye!

I finished two pounds of Romney singles and...didn't love them. I thought I'd like the natural color but the swatch made me feel blah. Solution? Dyepot!

I cut ten 12-inch pieces of the gray yarn. I placed each one in the bottom of a glass jelly jar, added 1/4 cup water, a drip of vinegar, a squirt of dye, and microwaved the batch for ten minutes. Then I dried them and waited to see which one I'd like the best. Goldenrod won.

Now I'm happily knitting away on this gold sweater. The gray yarn gives the color a depth I couldn't have gotten any other way. Now I love it! None of my hard work was wasted, and somebody is going to get a really great-looking sweater.

Success is sweet!

1 comment:

  1. what a gorgeous color! It looks a lot like the first roving I purchased to spin only yours has more complexity.

    What a great post!!