all wound up

I borrowed a swift and ball winder from a friend (she borrowed my blocking wires, it’s a fabulous arrangement)…

Last weekend I boiled up that bright fresh Phaeolus (it was much yellower than in the photos), and re-dyed the rather blah icelandic (on the left on the rack in the photo). I wanted a little richer color for the superwash too (on the right on the rack), so I put the lighter ends of the skeins in the dyebath, and then just piled the rest on top (some got wet, some didn’t).

phaeolus cakes (7) phaeolus cakes (6)
It’s hard to capture this color! These came the closest… The biggest cake is the superwash, the medium super bright is the icelandic, and the smallest is the superwash that didn’t get dyed a second time.

The superwash came out really well…
phaeolus cakes
Deep, variable, rich color, and really soft (the two mini cakes didn’t get redyed). The icelandic didn’t come out as soft, but it’ll be good for mittens.

leaning tower of koolaid

koolaid cakes
Another hard color to capture… the little ball on top is closest to the real color. Much better color for a red scarf!

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  1. 1

    Chris said,

    August 29, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

    Yay for getting a good red scarf color!

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    Melinda Butcher said,

    August 30, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

    I LOVE that yellow. It will make a wonderful sunny something! And I love the snake from the last post too. Maybe he would be friends with Mr. Toad?

  3. 3

    Blogless Carrie said,

    September 3, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

    Awesome looking stuff!

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