Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dyeing to get married!

No, not me. I am already married. . .have been for quite some time now. . .Happily, too! Dollface? Yes, she is quite anxious, to say the least. . .but that's not really what this post is about. Remember this?

Remember how I bragged last week about it being done? Since I wrote that, it's actually been blocked too. I'd like to brag about that a little and then sit back on my knitting caboose and relax, but you know what? That shawl is very natural in it's color. . .and she let me know that her dress is very, very WHITE. . .and furthermore, she let me know that the two do not match. Could I dye that beautiful shawl RED, you know, to match the bridesmaids' dresses? Because it's such a pretty shawl. . .and she really, really likes it. . .but it just doesn't match anything. . ."can you, Mommmm?!?"

Well, I have dyed a few things here and there, so I am gonna give it a shot. gulp! If you are the praying kind, hold me up this week, because if this doesn't go well. . .well, I'll be knitting another one. . .which isn't so bad, until those last 3594 stitches. . .so I started experimenting with color last night. . .
Nooo, those aren't Easter eggs. . .that was last week, Silly! Look at them again, in the rinse water this time. . .little "mini skeins" of the yarn I knit that shawl in. . .
I did some mixing, then used the blue and orange as my "control" colors, so that I could monitor the intensity of the dyes. . .and you know what? I think that one in the middle mightjustbe what I am looking for! I know! I can barely believe it myself, but that very deep, more-blue-red-than-orange-red color is just about the same as the girls' dresses! Bonus! - I wrote down the recipe for that color as I went (because I am so smart like that. . .occasionally anyway)!
I guess I won't know for sure until the samples dry so that I can actually place them against a dress to see, and check in with Dollface to see if she also thinks it matches. It is her wedding, after all. . .well hers and Snake's! Don't they make the cutest couple? "Mo-ommm! You're embarrassing me!"
Uh-huh. That's what I'm here for.
Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!


  1. Good luck with the dyeing I'm sure it will come out great!

  2. I'm impressed that you wrote down your "recipes" when you made them up. I would have forgotten. And it is a beautiful piece of work so whatever color it comes out, you know she will wear it . . . . even if you have to do another one for the wedding. Can't wait to see how the dye job comes out!