I dyed this corriedale in April, 2008.
Then, Mark made me several spindles.
A little bit of time, The Girl Who Played With Fire on audiobook, and I turned the corriedale into yarn I knit into this:
Pattern: Road Not Taken by Lisa Lloyd
Needles: US 6
I’m not sure why this project gave me so much more satisfaction than many of the other things I’ve knitted.
I’ve also decided to break out the dye pot and over-dye the reader’s shawl I knitted in June, the one with the unfortunate color changes between skeins.
It’s drying now…
Then I redyed the clown-colored shawl. Alle and I took samples of the leftover zauberball tropical fish yarn and over-dyed it turquoise, red, and yellow. Here are the samples:
We settled on over-dyeing it turquoise.
It still looks scary when it’s photographed, but it’s a big improvement in person. We soaked up the excess dye with knit picks merino lace weight yarn.
the leftover turquoise
The leftover red
I haven’t dyed anything in a while and the thought of breaking out the enameled pot made me want to take a nap. After a few hours of playing with colors, I wonder why I ever stopped. Added bonus? In my storage box of dying stuff, I found a binder of sweater patterns I have been looking for since 2008.