WHAT A GREAT DAY TO DYE...
Today was my first attempt at dyeing. A week ago I purchased several sock blanks from Knit Picks and have been dying to dye them. When I mentioned it on my blog my friend Jae kindly offered to help me with my first attempt at hand dyeing. I knew I didn't want to use acid dyes. I was more interested in trying my hand at Kool Aide dyeing. And she had most of what I would have needed to try my hand at it. What a friend! So off I went to her house this morning for my first attempt at hand dyeing sock blanks.
When I got there we set up and jumped in almost right away. What fun it was to have someone to help talk me through it. It was a lot easier than I thought. But having someone there who knew what they are doing, made me much more comfortable.
The set-up appeared very simply. Put down plastic to protect your surfaces, wet blank, put Kool Aide in containers and get ready to dye your blank.
I decided to do a very simply stripe for my first attempt. I used grape, cherry, and lemon/lime. Before anyone I know has a heart attack, I knew lemon lime would be green, but I thought I was just going to use it for really small stripes. It didn't quite turn out that way, but I still love it.
Not to bad for my first attempt. At least I think it's not so bad. Sorry for the pics. I'm not a photographer, but any stretch of the imagination. So this is the best I could do.
Jae decided to "tie dye" the skein I gave her. And it came out fabulous. I can't wait to see what it looks like knit up.
I think I'm going to have to try this technique myself.
So after several hours we ended up with four hand dyed sock blanks. And the memory of a very fun day with a good friend.
More photo in my Flickr.