Saturday, June 15, 2013

True Blue

This morning I finally got a chance to head into the dye studio. I did up a set of Alley Cat in some new fun colours, and I gave the silver cardigan a good long soak in some indigo dye.
I wasn't sure how dark or how blue I was going to be able to get it. Silk doesn't take dye as well as wool, and with a pale green base, it was bound to come out a little on the greenish side.

But I'm pretty pleased with the results.I blocked out beautifully - as only silk can. As soon as you wet it, it just opens right up.

It's funny - last year, I didn't have very much blue in my wardrobe. I tend towards much warmer colours. Green is definitely my favourite colour - but even then I tend towards ones that are more yellow or brown than blue. The rest of my wardrobe is mostly pinks, reds, burgundy and rusty orange. But every time I wore something blue, I'd get a compliment from someone.

So now when I'm out shopping, I don't automatically rule out the blue and as a result, I have several dresses this cardigan is going to be perfect for. Modeled shots will come next weekend, I think. Stay tuned!

9 comments:

Rachelle said...

I love the new colour, but then I am a blue person :)

Araignee said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Dee said...

The color turned out really pretty!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

It's lovely in blue. I think of navy blue as a kind of more interesting neutral. It'd go with almost everything I have!

lexa said...

Love it!

RobinH said...

Oh, that's lovely! I like blue myself, and that's a wonderful shade.

Knatolee said...

So purty!!

Nancy Kay said...

That turned out really pretty. I think it's a very versatile shade of blue. Can't wait to see the modeling pictures!

elns said...

Very pretty! Looking forward to the modeled shots :) Was it difficult to knit?