Så spurgte jeg om hun havde lyst til at farve garn? Heldigvis sagde hun ja........
When I was packing for Jylland, I wrote my 21 year old niece if we by any chance could meet? We don't get to see each other that often, but fortunately, she already planned to come by.
Then I asked if she felt like dyeing yarn? Fortunately, she said yes!
Vi brugte mikrobølgeovn til fiksering, så garnet blev duppe-farvet på en masse aviser og vitawrap. Hun farvede noget lidt tykkere garn, 3 bundter. Desværre opløste jeg farven temmelig meget på slump, så hendes bundter blev ikke ens. Men de blev flotte!
We used the micro-wave to fix the dye, so the dye was applied on a lot of newspapers and vitawrap. She dyed 3 skeins of yarn that was a bit thicker than sock yarn. Unfortunately, I didn't measure anything when mixing the color, so the skeins didn't end up identical. But they turned out pretty!
Efter en tur i mikroovnen lå det og kølede af udenfor. Det er altid så spændende når man skal åbne og skylle overskudsfarven ud, og man ser, hvordan det virkelig bliver!
After the micro-wave, the yarn was cooling outside. It is so exciting once you're ready to open and wash out the extra color, being able to see how it really looks!
I dyed a sock blanket. Plenty of color in that one!
My niece also dyed one and planned on striped socks. Once she learned how to knit them.....
I thought of socks with a green stripe at the top, then a mix of colors, then a green heel (with a bit of luck!), then a mix on the foot and a green toe. Plus some extra green. Will be interesting!