Sunday, October 5, 2008

Will the blue ever come out?


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Although I used gloves during the dying process and I was very careful not to touch anything without them, I still miraculously ended up with blue dye under several of my finger nails. .
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I dyed two skeins of merino-silk sock yarn. I was definitely going for the cool colors as you can see. I was surprised by how long it took to dye, but then again we did at least 20 skeins.
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If I were to do it again, I would mix 4 or 5 dyes all in the same color family rather than having so many options. What do I mean if, when I do it again is more like it. The dye was absorbed really well and some of the girls got some vibrant yellows and chartrus colors. I’m not sure how you’d get a lighter shade of purple? Less dye I guess.

3 comments:

Dee said...

Very pretty! You did a great job.

annieB said...

Oh great! I am the crazy one... nothing new!
Your yarn looks great.

Jasmin said...

There is a terrific dye remover called "Reduran". Put some under your nails, let it sit for a minute, then use a nail brush and scrub away.

It's safe for skin, but don't use it on your face. Trust me.