Thursday, June 06, 2013

Shades of Red

The Fishermen's Wool from Einstein's Coat went from this:

To this:
10 and 20 drops red

And this:
30 drops red

And this:
40 drops red

I don't have a really big pot for dyeing yarn, so had to make do with a good sized baking dish in small batches. I kept adding more food coloring with each batch, until the last one that came close to the intensity that I was looking for. The rest came out more pinkish than red, so I might try to dye them again to for deeper colors.

Next project, June's Favorite Cardigan, which I started on June 1st.

This young man graduated from middle school. He is officially taller than his mom, and knows a lot of stuff his parents didn't know when they were his age.

Happy Friday! Join the party on Andrea's blog, and leave me a comment!


Cathy said...

Vivian your dyeing is fantastic, I love all the shades you got actually. What colouring did you use, Wiltons? Congrats to Henry!

WonderWhyGal said...

I love how that yarn relaxed and took it's shape back in the dyed photos. I agree, a second dye dip should darken the color.

AllyB said...

Congratulations on the graduation! Your two men look quite handsome. The yarn you frogged and dyed...amazing! I love the color. Enjoy your weekend.

Nichole said...

I love the results you got by adding more drops! That cardigan looks like it's going to be a beauty!

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Totally doing the right thing adding just a bit at a time - always easy to go darker / more intense, but you can't go backwards!
Congrats on the graduation - a high schooler! I can't imagine it yet (mine are 2, 6 and 9)

Carol said...

Congratulations to Henry! Nice pictures of your yarn and looking forward to seeing how you this and your final color. I like the red in the last photo.

Ginx Craft said...

Congratulations to your son, and on your dying which looks really great.

Spinster Beth said...

Congrats to your grad!

I love the noodle-y way yarn looks when it's been frogged!

Pumpkin said...

Congrats! You must be super proud of him! The before and after photos of the yarn, what huge difference! Looks like you really experimented with it too. Do you think you'll dye yarn again in the future?

Voie de Vie said...

Ok, love the dyeing thing with the frogged yarn - great idea. I also like the more intense colorway, so continued happy dyeing.

And your guys look great in their photo! Can you believe your son is entering high school next year?!!!