Success!

I got some color from a guy dyeing clothes. He said I’d just have to add salt but I soaked the yarn in vinegar anyway.
The yarn’s pretty cheap so I could do all I wanted. So now I’ve got a method that works:)

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It looks a bit felted but that’s the way it was when I bought it.

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I can’t wait to try more!

Experiments with dyes

Here’s a skein of yarn I dyed with turmeric today, just a spoonful in water, passed it through a sieve, and boiled for 15 min…cause I just couldn’t wait to see the colors. The white part was supposed to be purple but I’m swooning just cause I got one right.

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This poor thing has been through two previous experiments with dyeing which failed. I’d read about dyeing wool with vinegar and food coloring but it didn’t work. Maybe it’s cotton…looks like wool though, but I have no idea. I’d love to make a mess and I’m sure going to subject more skeins to horror:)
It’s balled up this way cause I couldn’t wait to cast on!
So, the only thing I know so far that works for me as a dye is turmeric.
I love the variations of yellow, bordering on golden.

And here’s my awesome seed stitch scarf in progress

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The lower part is when I didn’t know the Russian join:(

And some up close…

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I say some…

Purple socks (complete)

I’ve been lazy on this project, as summer’s almost here. But here they are in all their purple glory…a product of an episode of late afternoon sunbathing:)

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They’re a bit big for me cause they’re for my mum and I wasn’t gonna wake her up in the middle of the night for a shoot just cause I happen to finish all my projects way past midnight…phew

And here’s Mizu pretending to sleep and wishing I would too:)

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I love that k1 slip1 ribbing…makes a very close knit fabric.

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It’s such a simple pattern and looks so pretty.

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Oyasumi!… Ohayou?