Tuesday, May 23, 2006

I do love me a variety of colors...

To save me the fruity smell from KoolAid dying, I made the switch to acid dyes...a while back, I practiced on some roving and my yarn finally came in for Dye-o-Rama! Never one for moderation (well, I'm working on that) I soaked up 2.5 lbs (about a kilo) of yarn and got all the dyes out with some colorways in mind....

Behold the results!


Personally, I think they look a lot better skeined...


They are mostly available at the shop if you care to adopt any of them for your own ;) I say mostly because I, of course, have to keep some for myself :D I took copious notes in an attempt to see if I can reproduce the colorways. I'm fond of all of them, but for some reason I'm particularly drawn to Globe Mallow. Definitely odd. The Pink strikes again!

Anyhow, I'm loving the variety of colors that are achievable with the Acid Dyes...though I'm not loving the fumes...the vinegar really stank up the house - according to others in the house anyway ;) I have been suffering a cold and allergies so I couldn't smell a thing! I'll likely start replenishing my soak solution with citric acid instead of vinegar...I could throw the old soak solution out but it seems so wasteful, especially considering there's probably a half gallon of vinegar in there! Of course, I'm now hunting for a larger soaking tub as these skeins didn't come near to filling my ginormous dyepot (18 inches in diameter ;) )

3 comments:

bfmomma said...

beautiful yarns! how'd you get the variegation so neatly?

Crazy About Sox said...

I love the pink and brown one... who would have thought to mix those colors...

jessica~ said...

wow!! Love the pink/brown yarn the best. Soooo pretty!