Just because Cara is on vacation and isn't checking up on us Jaywalkers, doesn't mean that Marley doesn't get to do yet another modeling (some say humiliating) job:
That Marley, she sure is a good sport, eh! As we last left the sock, it had to be ripped back. With being so busy this week with work, I've not had time to get back to replacing what all I lost. But after a wonderful lunch with Knittish Rosanna, I'm back on track and on my way. This was my first lunch break all week, I've been having lunch and dinner at my desk everyday. Thanks so much Rosanna! For those that don't know Knittish, she just joined the world of spinning (aka "The Darkside") and got herself a Kromski. Tee hee...another one down. And she's not the only one...Ms. Rebekah over at Knit Knack also has gone got herself a wheel...Well she ordered one and it's on its way to its new home. Congratulations ladies! Welcome to the world of non-commercial yarn! Better make room for some fiber stash as well the yarn! And dare I say that I've heard the word's "wanting to dye fiber" come out of both of their mouths. Oh Lordy be! No pressure there gals; embrace it ...We would love to have you and all your friends enter the fiber padded walls with us!
Keeping up with some more of the wool that was dyed with the Wilton's... (I will get a photo album started on the sidebar sometime soon) Here's what the "Burgundy" turned out like:
As you can see, it's more a dark pink than a Burgundy. The top one is merino and the far left one is also merino that was dyed with a stronger dose of dye, so it's a bit darker. Now see that one on the bottom right--the one that actually looks somewhat Burgundy; That is some rambouillet roving that Liz and I used as a "control" for most of the wool we dyed. Notice that that particular roving soaks up the colors a lot more than the others. It was truly amazing how it would pull all the colors in at such a high saturation. It often times also showed more variety and seperation of colors.
And since we are on pinks, here is what the "aster mauve" turns out like:
This on is more like a lilac type of pink. It's kind of muted but still very pretty.
Oh and a Wiltons tip. I know most people are purchasing their Wilton's at craft like stores (Michaels, Total Craft, Etc...) Screw that...Often times when I go there they have limited supplies of Wilton's or a lot of the them are out of stock. The mother load is at the party stores. I found mine at a local party store called "Party City." They had every color there is, some I didn't know about, and full stock of them all. I'm sure the sales clerk was just wondering what the hell kind of cake I was making when I made out of there. Also, be careful to not accidently pick up the Wilton's candy dye. (Its usually right next to the cake dye and looks the same )This stuff will not work, there is oil in it. Yes I was inclined to give it a try--hey, all in the name of science, of course--but after reading the ingredients, I saw that there was oil in it. Oil...Water...Fiber...doesn't sound like a good combination to me. But if you get gutsy enough to test it...just let me know if my little brain was able to figure that one out without a trial and error.
OK...It's almost 1AM and I got to finish a report. You guys have a great weekend! Hopefully Chez Purl Side's house will reek of acid dyes this weekend!