Sunday, October 19, 2008
I received several skeins of a soft wool in a chain construction (similar to Rowan's discontinued Cork) but it was a bright juvenile-ish purple. It was a candidate for overdyeing.
I used about 10+ tablets of red (from Paas easter egg dyes) and gently simmered it in a large stock pot. Usually I prefer the simplicity of the microwave but there were too many skeins. The resulting color was a red purple, but still a bit bright, so it was overdyed again with brown (Rit in bucket of hot water) which can tone down colors.
It became a lovely deep shade of magenta with slight tonal variations. Not sure if there's enough yardage for a cropped cardigan...so maybe a ribbed vest.