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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

>>>>>>> New Threads Wednesday! <<<<<<<<

julliaimagesThe appearance of the Red triggered a chain reaction of the most kitchen-ly sort. Immediately, the offending garment was washed to try and remove the stain but alas! It was just going to be a whopper no matter what was done to it so there was only one thing left to do: keep calm and carry on!

OUT comes the Dye Pot, in goes the water, salt, and the color and that was where it got really interesting. You see, I was supposed to be getting ready for work and didn’t have all that much time.

So I just looked at my bottles of cupboarded Procion MX dyes and chose those that had leftovers. I was just feeling lucky, I guess.

Lilac went in first, a nice subtle tone.The piece of paper towel at 11 o’clock is what I stuck in the pot to see what up.


Then I threw in whatever Warm Black was left and you can see it at 1 o’clock — toned down some but still, just too purple.

So in went whatever leftover Chocolate Brown was in a bottle and for a Kicker, a couple of tiny shakes of Marine Blue.



A whole new sweater, wouldn’t you say??! Me like.



Just an ashy low-toned purple of the bonne-iest sort…

Pattern: Chic Knits Basic Chic Hoodie
Yarn: Softball *Cotton*
Color: Ashley Purple
Gauge: 4.75 sts / 6 rows over 1″
Needles: #7

Mods: made a 2×2 ribbed crewneck band to finish the neckline. Knit the sleeves for 9″ then finished with ribbing the same length as the Body ribbing.

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