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!
Wow it turned out great - now what to make huh! either way it's going to be awesomeReplyDelete
Thanks! I know-I'm having such a hard time making a decision!Delete
Oh I love it! Why don't you make up a cowl or a pair of mitts (with or without fingers!)ReplyDelete
Thank you! It's a lot of fun, isn't it?Delete
hoping it doesn't fade too much....it's gorgeous just the way it is !!!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I love it now, and I'll love it if it fades a little-so either way, it's a win!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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 :)Delete
Love that sunny yellow color! I think it would make a cute pair of fingerless mitts.ReplyDelete
that is my kind of yellow!! Beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Thanks! It really is bright :)Delete
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!ReplyDelete
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!Delete