Monday, November 7, 2011

Dipping into the dyepot

I've mentioned before the wonders of overdying.

Put overdying isn't just limited to fixing things I've dyed for the shop.

Long-time readers may recognize the following picture as a huge hank of Fiddlesticks Country Silk I got about two years ago.Over the past two years, I've started several patterns with it, but nothing suited it. Honestly, I think I've just out-grown the colours a little. If they were socks, I think it would be okay, but I have more than 800 yards and was thinking a nice shawl.

So... on Saturday, I dumped it in a bowl of dark blue.That's better! It's just too bad I have so much Christmas knitting to do - I'd love to cast on with this now.

10 comments:

Denise said...

I do love the effect of your over-dye more than the original.

WildflowerWool said...

Much nicer!

Alisha said...

Oh wow...that is amazing. Now it is just right!!

Delusional Knitter said...

Oh I love it! I've overdyed before, but I've never tried overdyeing yarn I purchased (just yarn I messed up dyeing, LOL). Great idea, its beautiful!

Monika said...

That's MUCH better!

TheBlackSheep said...

I love that colour! Very nice. Can't the Christmas knitting wait? I want to see what you make with it.

RobinH said...

It will be a gorgeous shawl!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

It's sooo much nicer!

Lost City Denise said...

Oh yeah - overdyeing is the bomb! The shading in the new blue will be such fun to knit with!

deirdre said...

Oh my GOSH, that's gorgeous!! Nice work!