Dyed My Own Fade

True to the internet’s word, the red cabbage didn’t do much to my Tunis yarn.

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You probably can’t tell, but it has a slight grayish stain.

Since I now wake up at 4:30AM every morning (WHY?!) I decided to overdye the yarn this morning with acid dyes. I mixed black and blue, and left each subsequent skein in the dye bath an additional 5 minutes. They turned out pretty good.

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Vinegar bath.

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I’m honestly not sure which of the darkest ones is the one which was dyed the longest. These are wet, and I don’t know if the color will lighten or darken as they dry. I do like how the skeins vary in blues and blacks.

I’m going to make Paris Toujours but I’m calling it Twilight Toujours. Clever, non?

This Tunis yarn is SO SOFT. I thought I might need to put a little lanolin back in, but it has really bloomed and fluffed. It will be a super écharpe!

9 thoughts on “Dyed My Own Fade

  1. That’s a pretty fade, it’s going to look so lovely made up. Sorry you’re waking up so early, that’s not fun. Yay for being productive with it though – I would probably just sit around staring at my coffee for a while!

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  2. The yarn looks fantastic! Sorry you’ve got the wake up extra early thing going on. My crazy sleep problem usually involves being awake from say 2-4am and then wanting to sleep until 8 or 9.
    I look forward to watching your shawl progress:)

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