So my thought was that since I had sooo much dyeabe yarn that I would dye a couple of different colors before I did a whole sweaters worth. I used Gaywool dyes. I was told very simple and excellant colors. And I've seen socks that look great that have been dyed with Gaywool dyes. Well, I did it in the microwave in a rubbermaid tub. I used 1 capful of crystals per hank of yarn. Per the instructions. I microwaved it for 8 minutes. Stopping at 4 and turning the yarn. I really don't know where I went wrong. The logwood and mulberry are not vibrant at all. The oak looks like vibrant baby poop. And its uneven. What did I do wrong? I'm think about redyeing the hanks tonight to see if I can get a more vibrant color. It was funny though because hubby couldn't figure out why I was dyeing. "I know that they sell every color of yarn imaginable." "Are you saving any money by dyeing, probably not." And so forth went the conversation. And yes I can purchase the yarn for the thermal that I want to make. But this would of been better. And now it is a matter of not wanting to be defeated. Any insight anyone?
2 days ago