How I spent my Saturday~~
Dyeing Eva Braun.
Now if you remember I said I wanted a color sort of like what a Lil Granny would get by going to a Beauty School for her monthly color job...you know that shade of blue (sometimes they come out lavender/purple).
I know from all my other "dye experiments" you are never guaranteed a particular color...that is unless you are an expert~~which I'm not!
To begin with I think I need a bigger pot!
Of the colors I purchased I debated between~sky blue, turquoise and navy blue. I only wanted a color wash so I made a weak dye bath using sky blue.
Double, double...toil and trouble!
Here we are simmering...and waiting! I was really scared that it wasn't as weak as I thought, the water was so blue!
...and the laundry is hung out to dry!
This shot isn't true to color, I guess because of the blueness of the sky...the yarn looks more green.
But the resulting color is what I would call teal or blue/green turquoise. I'm not at all disappointed.
In fact, I'm very excited...let the pattern search begin! I have a couple in mind but "The One" hasn't spoke to me yet!
I believe this calls for a contest! With all the calculations done...can you guess how much yardage I have? Leave me a comment on this post with your guess...the closest one wins! I'll leave this contest open until Feb 24th. Oh...be sure and tell me if you are a spinner or a knitter~~this will help to determine your prize! Remember, I AM going to the Hawks Nest Spinners Retreat at the end of the month...where there's lots and lots of fiber to buy! Like I need another reason to purchase fiber!
Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!