Monday, July 13, 2015

Yellow!


I pulled the experiment yarn out of its jars, gave it a rinse, and hung it to dry in the shower over the weekend, and look at it! It's so bright right now, with just as much variegation as I was hoping for. I'm pretty sure this will rinse out some more and fade a bit-I'm counting on that, actually, but it's still pretty fabulous right now!

There's about 100g of worsted-weight wool here, so I'm trying to figure out what to make with it-my first thought goes to knitting a hat, but really, I'm in the middle of a hat collection, do I need another hat? (Yes, the answer is always yes.)

Right now I'm having a lot of fun just looking at this yarn-it's so bright right now! I know I keep saying that, but look at it! I don't know how much it's going to fade, but I'm thinking it may dull down quite a bit-either way, as much as I'm a control freak in every other aspect of my life, I really have embraced the relative uncertainty of dyeing!

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  1. Wow it turned out great - now what to make huh! either way it's going to be awesome

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    1. Thanks! I know-I'm having such a hard time making a decision!

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  2. Oh I love it! Why don't you make up a cowl or a pair of mitts (with or without fingers!)

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    1. Thank you! It's a lot of fun, isn't it?

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  4. hoping it doesn't fade too much....it's gorgeous just the way it is !!!

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    1. Thanks! I love it now, and I'll love it if it fades a little-so either way, it's a win!

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  5. oooh, that yellow is so lovely!! I'm also interested to know how it lasts, I've heard natural dyes are more likely to fade, but I don't consider that to be a bad thing, unless they fade unevenly. Can't wait to see what you knit up!

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    1. Thank you! I was worried about uneven fading too, but I think I managed to get enough variegation in there that any unevenness might be hidden later on :)

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  6. Love that sunny yellow color! I think it would make a cute pair of fingerless mitts.

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  7. that is my kind of yellow!! Beautiful!!

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  8. What a beautiful color! It is a paradox but before I learned knitting yellow was one of my least favorite colors, but now I love yellow knitwear - so sunny and warm!

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    1. Thanks! I felt the same way-I used to hate yellow, but I've really come around to it the last few years-especially when it comes to yarn!

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