After applying copious amounts of newspaper and garbage bags to every surface that might get hit by dye the dyeing began. I had five skeins to handpaint.
Katie helped a little, mostly she just slept through the unusual activity. Here she is making sure that awesome sister knew when to change colour on her self striping skein (indicated by a purple tie).
Skein 1: Artic Shores a variegated mix of emerald, teal, turquoise and silver
Skein 2: Electric Maus, self striping colourway. Semi solid grey stripe and a variegated chartreuse, turquoise and teal.
Skein 3: Plum a Granite, a variegated mix of burgandy, silver and black.
Skein 4: Forest Shadows, a varigated mix of chestnut, hunter green*, and navy**
*hunter green was a combination of colours
**navy was a combination of colours that split when applied to the skein resulting in some pink areas
Skein 5: Tethys, sprinkle dyed*** using every shade of green and blue available, a touch of yellow and a large amount of silver.
***sprinkle dyeing tutorial found here.
Ready to be wet ->
I’ve already started knitting Electric Maus, so much fun. 😀 I’m looking forward to having a few more dyeing weekends this year.