1st of June
Hi. I dyed some yarn. In case it isn't obvious, the Project Spectrum color for June is green.
Or perhaps chartreuse with emerald and navy blue.
Oh.my.god. I wasn't so sure, at first, especially about the chartreuse, but now it's LOVE LOVE LOVE. It makes me so happy to look at it. I've already begun to knit it, too. I finished two little squares for the large project last night -- one in each colorway. They're irresistible.
All of the red-dyed yarn for Project Spectrum was done using immersion techniques. Looking for something different, this time I opted for applied color. I'd have painted if a suitable brush had been available; these were done using the pour-and-smoosh method (heh), and then steamed.
The chartreuse makes me think of lime Kool-aid -- summertime -- popcorn and Kool-aid under the maple tree in the front yard. These skeins were dyed in thirds, more or less, using 1%, .5% and .1% solutions.
The "navy" part on the second test batch was also supposed to be a third, but it decided it wanted to be almost half. These skeins were dyed using 1% solutions of chartreuse, emerald, and navy blue. That's a very dark navy blue!
I've one more batch of test skeins earmarked for green month... I'm not sure where to go with it!
Your PS dyeing project has taken flight! WOW! You are fun to watch, your ideas just flow. I love it.
Posted by: margene | 02 June 2011 at 12:04 PM
these greens are glorious. i'm looking forward to the rest of your dyeing!
Posted by: cauchy09 | 02 June 2011 at 01:28 PM
Wow, that's GREEN! I love it!
Posted by: Carole | 02 June 2011 at 03:53 PM
I adore lime green. Mix in some orange with that knitting - you won't be sorry! (and for the record, if you mix in just a drop of orange when making the dye, you'll get an olive green - also nice).
Posted by: Julia | 02 June 2011 at 06:02 PM
Oh, that's a fantastic green! It's got something to say.
Posted by: tammy | 02 June 2011 at 09:25 PM
Love the green-with the navy. If you ever want to part with it I know where it can find a good home. Your color spectrum project is very tempting....resist...resist...resist. I don't need to add to my skill set.
Posted by: Robin F. | 03 June 2011 at 08:09 AM
OMG, both are beautiful! It makes me want to learn to dye, almost?
Posted by: Kimberley | 03 June 2011 at 10:34 AM
Posted by: kmkat | 03 June 2011 at 08:59 PM
The greens are gorgeous!
Posted by: Oiyi | 07 June 2011 at 09:06 AM