dying, knitting, silk, spinning, yarn

I Dyed a Little.

I finished spinning the last of my fiber a couple of weeks ago. The result was a nice, but very boring silk yarn, so I picked up some kool-aide, and threw it in a pot with the yarn.

I forgot to take a before picture until it was in the pot. The fiber was natural white, though the grey I tried (and failed) to dye a few years ago with food coloring. The grey was okay, just not really what I wanted.

This, naturally, made me think of this:

Which is one of my favorite movies (we won’t talk about the books, especially the third one).

(No marmalade was involved in the making of this yarn.)

After about an hour simmering in blue raspberry lemonade, I wound up with this:

It’s hard to tell, but the tweedy looking ball actually has some white in it still, so it’s not a solid blue/grey. For that matter, the smaller one also has some white in it, but not as much. I haven’t figured out what I’m going to do with it, but I can’t wait to knit it up.

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