Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hand Dyed Yarn

I am so very excited about this yarn! "I must scream my excitement from the top of someplace very high!" (name that movie?) Seriously, I just can't stop thinking about this yarn and how much fun it was to dye and how much I love it!

I used this tutorial on how to dye yarn with Easter Egg Dying Kits by KathrynIvy. I highly recommend this tutorial if you are thinking about dying yarn at all. The instructions are so clear and very well written so you don't miss a beat.

After Easter, I purchased two of the egg dying kits when they were on clearance. If I'd had known how much fun this would be and that I would be totally in love, I would have bought all of the kits I could. Look out next year, I'll be ready!

I purchased some yarn from Knitpicks, the bare kind that you can dye yourself. Again, if I'd only known how much I'd love this, I would have bought way more than one skein. I mixed up all the tablets, because I wanted to see the colors before I decided, and then I started dying the yarn. I wanted to do a blue, purple, green color scheme, but then I ran out and decided to throw in some orange to the mix.

I steamed it, rinsed, it and then had to wait patiently while it dried. That was by far the toughest part. The next day after it was completely dry, I wound it into a center pull ball. I am absolutely in love with this yarn! I love love love it! The knitpicks yarn is super soft and the best part is that it is superwash wool.I am just head over heels in love with this yarn! I love how some of the yarn didn't get as much color as other places, adding little subtle changes of color throughout. I can't wait to start knitting with this! It turned out way better than I imagined it would.

10 comments:

Crafty Christina said...

Oooh, its gorgeous! You did an awesome job!

Lesalicious said...

Great job I need to learn to dye one day. Wonderful colors. :) LOVE IT.

Snuggie2U said...

That is sooo cool and such a great color scheme!

Brenda said...

I love the yarn, but your photographs are so fantastic too! They make me want to dye yarn, and I don't even knit - LOL!

Aurora said...

So very pretty! And I love that you used a quote from Cars. That's my son's favorite movie!

Zuleika said...

Wow, that yarn is gorgeous! I don't blame you for being in love with it. :-)

Rebekah said...

This is so cool!! I love how this turned out and I'll be on the lookout for egg dyeing kits next year.

Just ME the MOM said...

You are killer Cami - what an incredibly crafty thing to do :)

ME

Anonymous said...

Awesome Cooool You Really Did a FaB Fab Fab Job !!! You Can Dye Yarn for Me Anyday Anytime GorgeouS !!! EveryOne Cant Do That !!!!

Laurel H. said...

O no; this fabulous post with this luscious yarn is going to send me right back to yarn dying!