I overdyed a beautiful pair of gloves I own. They are purple now:
The pattern is Glacier by Julia Mueller.
They were knit by the same friend who send me the TdF prize “Birch Batts” last week. It’s a pattern with lots of traveling stitches at a fairly tight gauge. Two aspects of knitting I can not accomplish myself anymore because of the RSI (shoulder impingement) that still troubles me.
The original colour was Kent by Zitron Trekking Hand Art, a warm red yellow colour:
pic by Lauramate who’s willing to sell this skein (USA)
I’m more of a purple girl myself and dyed them last Sunday with acid dyes (food colouring plus Ashford Dyes):
I got these gloves as part of a wonderful KARMA day we built together in January 2014 in the Dutch Karma Swap Group.
That particular day most of the group members were at a meet to celebrate one of the members. But a few of us could not attend, mostly because of health or family.
One of these members spontaneously proposed we could do a one day online swap for handmade things. Right there in the group. It grew into a wonderful online community hug, where everybody wanted to pamper the others. It was special!
The new colour turned out beautiful and it feels like I have a whole new pair of gloves again, with the sentiments of that KARMAday still in them: