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.
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