Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I like electric blue well enough. But its eye-burning nature in quantity is not particularly appealing. I've been considering knitting the Dumpling Bags from Interweave Knit's Fall 2008 issue (amusingly enough by the same designer as my failing KAL experience). But I'd hate to throw yarn I don't like at a project that could be cute.
It occurred to me that there is no reason at all my yarn has to stay colors that I hate. I have dyes. I have containers. I have a microwave dedicated to dying.. I can overdye the yarn!
Seen here, there are pre-mixed solutions of Jacquard acid dyes in Emerald Green, Purple, Periwinkle and Turquoise/Navy mix. I added a plastic spoon's worth of vinegar and a plastic spoon's worth of dye mixture to each of four small containers and the soaking yarn. I popped them all in the microwave "until they got hot", let them sit a couple of minutes and then rinsed everything down the drain (except the yarn!).
Now I just need something that will fix the Tangerine yarn...