Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I deconstructed a men's all cotton sweater a while ago and dyed the resulting yarn to self stripe. The colors were happy and bright. Too happy and bright. Ick.
So I plied the yarn with the yarn from another deconstructed all cotton sweater, this time a grey and white rag cotton twist. Yech.
So I threw it in a dye lot with something else ... I can't even remember, something red. Ack.
Last chance. I tossed it in a dye bucket with some blue and black dye, and the sleeves of an old cotton tee. Hooray! I'm loving the resulting mellow blue stripey yarn, and it feels like velvet. It's still on the needles, and the tee has been cut into little rosettes for embellishment.