I got my new dyes and my base yarn and I got down to work dying some fab yarn. Here are three of my latest lovelies.
Right now I'm just experimenting and getting my bearings with the new dyes. I purchased a kit that came with yellow, black, a warm blue, and a cool blue, a warm red and a cool red. Then I purchased two extra dye colors, purple and brown. I've heard stories of blue and red separating and not creating an even purple so I thought why take the chance and I don't want to be bothered to mix brown especially if the dye company has already done it for me.
This hank is the lace weight yarn that I purchased and wow, this color was amazing to dye. This was the first hank I dyed with my new dyes and wow, I can't even begin to describe how excited I was when I saw this come out of the dye pot. It was also the first time I used black and I may have fallen in love. This was a combination of the cool blue, the purple and of course the black.
Now this hank of yarn is for me. I purchased some Ahimsa silk from my LYS it was the natural color so I thought why not dye it and see what these dyes could do. Ta Da! I wanted a cool watery blue that reminded me of the water in Forster in NSW Australia and I am pleased with how it came out. I think I want to dye more of this base for Alchemy Hour so I will be looking into finding more.