Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dyeing for Fun Part 15

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We had fun in LA, and I even found a few gems at a vintage store I had never been to. One of my finds was an old 1950's cardigan, weirdly from Ireland, for $19. Total score. If I remember, I'll take a picture of it. I also got a cool belted jacket for $18, a '50's skirt for $18 and a cute scarf for my hair for $4. It was a little chilly at night there, and I was even able to wear my Chroma scarf. A total win to the weekend.

Now on to yarn dyeing! Another great part to the weekend, my mom bought me a ton of Kool-aid flavors/colors I've been unable to find in my area. I just used them yesterday (the yarn is still drying so that isn't what I'm sharing today) and it turned out great! I'll share it in the coming weeks.

Originally I was going to share the new self striping that I started swatching on Wednesday, but I didn't have time to finish the knitting and re-hank it. That will be next week, so be sure to check back for that.

Today I'm going to share a color that I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I love how vibrant it is. This picture doesn't do it justice, but it's the closest I could get to the real thing photo-wise.




Colorway: Orange Sherbet
Fiber content: 75% Merino Wool, 25% nylon superwash
Weight: Fingering Weight
Yardage: 464 yards
Unit Weight: 100 grams
Care: Machine wash/tumble dry low
Dyed with: Wilton's Icing Dye and Kool-aid

6 comments:

  1. That's really bright! What a great shade of orange. Love it.

    Glad you got to wear your new scarf!

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  2. Thanks, Tink. It is super bright. The picture doesn't even do it justice. It's practically neon!

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  3. That's an amazing colour, so cheerful!

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  4. Awesome. So citrusy! I bet it really brightens a room.

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  5. I love that shade of orange, it's beautiful! It would be great paired with black to make an SF Giants themed project.

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  6. In my head, this yarn is called OM NOM NOM ORANGE because it's so bright and beautiful that I want to nibble on it.

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