Ever since the color wheel plan, I have been doing lots of test skeins. Really, I am just trying to figure out how dye works. Based on my small amount of experience, I would have to say that so far dye is a hard medium to work with. With a little more practice and time, I just might get there. Where there is, I have no idea. What I do know is that I really enjoy dyeing yarn. Especially when it turns out how I want!
A couple of posts ago, I spoke about the color sage. However, I did not post a picture of the final outcome. On a whim, I decided to just go for it and dye a skein of BFL (Bluefaced Leicester) sock yarn that I picked up a while back. There is a natural shine to the yarn that allows color to show very well. Not to mention it is incredibly soft. Reminds me SO much of Malabrigo sock yarn.
Feeling brave I decided to give a couple more colors a shot. My sister suggested salmon and here is how it turned out:
My husband commented: “Wow, that is the first time that you said what color you wanted to make and it actually turned out that color.” haha – Nice. The other sample skein is my attempt at navy. I think it is hard to mess up navy. The two colors compliment each other nicely.