Sunday, February 11, 2007
I decided to dye my own sock yarn for PS2 this colour round. Mostly because I couldn't find anything that really suited me.
I picked up some dye - the kind you need to cook for 20-30 minutes [what was I thinking about?] - and started with KnitPicks Bare.
I have seen people doing this online - well, like most things it looked a lot easier to do than it proved to be.
I used one pot of Royal Blue and one of Black - watered into a grey.
See those yellowy brown spots? Yeah. That was me, cooking the yarn. I wondered what that smell was.
After those 2 colours were done I placed the other end in a pot of Navy Blue - which totally looked purple and had me a little worried initially.
Not taking a lesson from the yellow spots I left the room to check blogs. Another 20 - 30 minutes watching wool sit in dye did not appeal. Well...I came back to find that the Navy Blue had seeped its way throughout the yarn. No more White and no more Grey. As pictured above.
It is now drying and waiting to be wound and knit into fabulous PS2 sockies.
Next time I am going to skip the entire pot experience and stick with the plastic wrap and the microwave. Cleaner. Easier. Clearer colours. Faster. Much Faster.
Still no White - but I am considering using a colour remover which I also bought along with the dye.
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