A Good Day to Dye
When I got the yarn, I could see that she was right: something was definitely missing. It was a nice tonal range of denim blue to a darker almost navy blue, with some purple bits thrown in. (Wouldn't you know that the before photo didn't come out?!) I whipped out the Black Cherry Kool-Aid.
The kids started to be interested, more in the Kool-Aid than the yarn, I think. I have to say that this was my first experiment with dyeing and I loved it! It was too much fun. I used four packets, heating the yarn on the stove and stirring it a little. We all watched fascinatedly as the color began to vanish out of the water and the yarn changed color.
I love the way it came out.
And really, this is excellent prep for my next foray into dyeing: pale pink laceweight cashmere. I look terrible in pale pink. And next time, I will be better at documentation. I promise!
I'm calling this color Crush, and hoping that Karen can re-create it.
She's good at that. :)