I wanted some colours. Bright flashy colours, the creativity, the smell of fruit and vinegar. Yep, you guessed it, I broke out the kool-aid, skeined up and dyed.
I created 2 lots of very different yarns. First of all, I tried some Dip dyeing. I used the 500g of undyed Wensleydale Longwool I purchased at I Knit London on Friday night, and created a Yarn I like to call “Parrot”
It’s all lustrous. No idea what it wants to be yet, but I’m itching to knit it into something… Any ideas?
Then I did sort of the same thing, but a slightly different technique, which made it little more blended, and with the undyed Boucle that Sally, my SP7 gave me (Thank you again… You know, I just realised that I never did post the pic of your First parcel. I’ll pop that out shortly!) and turned it into “Mango Chutney”
I also got to indulge in my favourite past time of mess making:
and documenting the happy accidents that are my yarn:
I really am hooked, but I also know that I really go have to get some “proper” dyes. Kool-aid just cannot give me the depth of colours I want. I want some vivid blue, canary yellow, bright scarlet and vibrant green in my dye pot.
The Red and Orange drinks are good, and I do love the shade you get from Lemon-Lime, but I really want some “non-bubble gum” colours. I saw some Colinette Point 5 in Lapis on Friday, and its really really really made me want “deep”.
I can feel an order to Omega Dyes coming on!