The colors in the hat are beautiful. Love your sweaters and blanket.
Oh Martine I love everything you do. Had been reading about the yarn dying on You tube. Yours looks terrific.. The cap is gorgeous.
Thank you. I knitted a second one, starting with 10 more stitches. That gives a quite different pattern, but still very pretty.
You are so talented. I love your work.
Beautiful as always! I love to sew, but knitting and crocheting are so difficult for me!
Beautiful work, love the sweaters you did. Nice idea to dye your yarn, I have heard that you can use shaving cream to help dye fabric, but not of food coloring must try this on fabric sometime.
I think the shaving cream gives a marbled effect on fabric.
For yarn food colouring and Easter egg paint are both mentioned. But the latter is put in boiling water, which works for wool and cotton, but I doubt my synthetics would not like boiling.
Lovely work and well done on the dying of some of the yarn. Using the microwave is something that I haven't tried. I do like the results of the dying. I aught to make a effort to reduce my fabric but ...
... but it seems to grow instead, doesn't it.
You are a marvel Martine, these are all fantastic and good on you for trying the dying of the thread. Love Chris
I started my working life in an R&D department as a 'chemical lab tech'. Some of that research and develop mentality seems to haave stuck - hehe. Love, Martine
You are so clever! I love the result of the food color dye. Your knitted items are always great.
I love all of your knitting and stash reductions. Great job.
I have about 10 cones of ecru 2/24 100% acrylic. I wonder if that would work. Time to go on YouTube and investigate. I love the way the food coloring took. It looks really good and would take away the monotony of knitting with the same color.
Knitting machine is still in storage. I like hand knitting a lot more while watching TV.
I prefer hand knitting too. I used the machine when my children were teenagers. Could do those large parts fast, but it felt like 'work' while hand knitting was fun.
Brilliant! Have you tried washing the hat to see if the colour is fast? Nylon dyes beautifully with azo dyes (many artificial food colourings) but polyester is usually coloured in the manufacturing rather than being dyed.
Yes, I washed it. I used Wilton food colouring. I think some of the cones are acrylic.
You have done excellent in all that you tried. Isn't have the fun of making something unique, the experiment? I admire you for trying something out of the 'norm'. Everything looks so neat. I have always admired the knitted look, but have yet to really devote time to learning. With all the information on the net, it seems it would be easier today to learn, but time is not on my side.......Keep up the good work and keep reducing your stash! We are delighted to see all your efforts.
Thank you. I learned to knit when I was about 6, crochet a few years later. So it comes naturally. Seeing how much you sew I can't image how you could find or make the time to knit, it is a slower process!
I know mops and I like to crochet with a very fine cotton, but don't even seem to find time for that.
You have been a busy bee...love the tie dye yarn and the sweaters and blanket are beautiful...
Thank you. I started a narrow(ish) baby shawl 40 st (the hat had 96) with the dyed yarn, but the effect is a bit chaotic.
So I unravelled and started a slightly larger hat (104 st) which gives nice colour blocks.