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Life has been, well, life.  Knitting and other crafts have had their ups and downs as well.  Here's some yarn I dyed back in December and the socks I knit up.  Over on Ravelry we had a flurry of excitement wrapping yarn into balls, dyeing one color, then re-wrapping so the undyed section was on the outside and re-dyeing different color.  Mine turned out so-so but the socks have been really warm and comfy to wear.




Date: 2016-05-12 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mutive.livejournal.com
Oooh, they turned out lovely!

Date: 2016-05-12 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redhedlvr.livejournal.com
Thank you kindly.

This actually was my second attempt using this method. The first one I wound too loose and the the dye penetrated almost all the way through.

Date: 2016-05-12 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mutive.livejournal.com
Ugh, that's rather aggravating, but yay for second attempts!

Date: 2016-05-13 03:18 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sara-merry99.livejournal.com
Those socks look awesome! If that's so-so, I'm curious what it looks like when that technique really works!

Date: 2016-05-13 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redhedlvr.livejournal.com
Thanks!

I say so-so because I still don't have a good knack for which colors go with each other. All my dyeing is done using Kool Aid or food coloring so what you might get with icing isn't necessarily what you get when dyeing wool. It's still fun though and sometimes you accidentally get results you really like.

Here's a link to The Impatient Dyer's site. Her work is fantastic.

http://missreenaknits.blogspot.ca/2016/03/how-to-gradientombre-ball-method.html

Date: 2016-05-13 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hsv-fangirl.livejournal.com
I like them!

Date: 2016-05-13 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redhedlvr.livejournal.com
Thank you! I tried a new heel as well. See that wee little dark stripe on each wedge. That's my attempt at Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato Heel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRc3309JUyc

So lot's of things going on with this pair.

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