Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wooly yellow

Yesterday was a wool day. I had been waiting for some sunshine so I could dry the yarn outside - so much easier that way.

I have a lot of natural yarn that I found at a thrift shop and I wanted to make a cardigan for myself. That takes a lot of yarn.

Natural is not a very interesting color and I knew it would need to be dyed. I spent yesterday morning skeining the yarn. Thank goodness for my niddy noddy. Then, while it soaked, I tried to decide on a color that was more interesting. I've actually been trying to decide on this for days without much success. I picked up each dye color and put it down again. I was so tired of the blues, greens, and even the reds and purples. Orange was a non-starter even for me.

What was left but yellow? This really is my favorite color but I'm a bit wary of a whole sweater of yellow. As you can see, though, I did do it. I threw in a touch of blue to take some of the glare out but it's still pretty bright. There are a lot of shadings, too, as it's hard to get the color evenly distributed. Now I'm just waiting for it to dry.


Paws on the Run said...

Very cool! It is a very nice yellow.

Marie Reed said...

I just love that linked within widget! I got to just out a bunch of your yellow goodies through it!


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