Today I’m dyeing part of the Swifter fleece. Later on I will card the coloured bits together with the white an spin for a light coloured, interesting pullover:
Although these are lovely elfish colours they are way too mintblue coloured for my taste. I don’t want any more green-blue yarns at the moment. I don’t want to spin it, I don’t want to knit it and I don’t want to wear it.
There’s too much green-blue, mint blue, turquoise, see foam, mint green, teal, cyan, aqua, kingfisher, eye searing smurf and blue-green in my knitter life for way too long now.
Back in it goes. Add yellow and dirty reds:
What’s this? Autumn colours? When am I going to wear a bright green with orange and brown patches sweater??
(On the top left I kept a bit of the first dye bath that wasn’t too blue/green.)
I don’t know what to do now. I guess I could chuck it into the dye pot again. But I’m not sure that’s wise. Today is pretty consistent in showing that I fail at dyeing with a goal in mind.
Because, believe it or not, both times I was sure I was dyeing this colour:
Absolutely dead sure.
I guess I could use the brown parts and some of the green parts… But will it ever be “Tranquil Winter Birch”?
I’m so unsure that I’ll spin for a bit to get calm and zen and relaxed again. Grabbed some lovely silk: