Monday, January 29, 2007

Fruit Basket Yarn

So it's nearing the end of the Kool-Aid Dye Along at Get Stitchy and I feel like I've got a good handle on how it works. But then I saw Allie's yarn photos...she dyed her yarn in balls rather than in hanks. Hmmmm...I start getting ideas. What if....

So I took a 100-yard ball of the wool I just reclaimed from a thrift store sweater, and dyed one end in Watermelon Cherry.



Then I drained it, flipped it over and dyed the other end in Orange.



Because I was concerned about the dye reaching the center-most portion of the ball, I wound it loosely. After dyeing, it looked like this.... mmmmm, fruity....



Even though I soaked it well, wound it loosely and allowed the yarn to take up all the dye, I still found some undyed areas near the center. But I like the effect. I'm thinking it will make a cheerful little hat for a darling little girl I know.


3 comments:

Twitchy Knitter said...

I think it's beautiful! It does look like it would make a lovely hat. :-)

gri-chan said...

as soon as I get a swift and ball-winder, I gotta try that! (and it does look like sherbet, doesn't it? yum!)

crissy said...

i love it!!! that is so cool.