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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.

28 responses to “Wednesday, July 22, 2009”

  1. meg says:

    Truly Bonne bonniest! Lovely down to the buttons.

  2. meg says:

    How about “Twilight Violet”.

  3. Seanna Lea says:

    Wow. That came out wonderfully. If the red had been more pronounced would you have used the same method for overdying?

  4. carlene says:

    That looks fabulous! You know, I seem to remember an olive sweater of yours that was the result of some sort of color experiment that also came out looking fabulous.

  5. Cindycindy says:

    What a grand experiment!

  6. Jennifer says:

    It looks wonderful!

  7. Patty says:

    Just beautiful.

  8. Theresa says:

    What a lovely color for a red-headed girl. And fun to see how an experiment in color can turn out so well!

  9. Alicia says:

    Pretty ash tone for you! Love it!

  10. Darci says:

    This is such a totally rocking sweater – I love the depth of color. Lemonade from lemons…that is what we are talking about

  11. MicheleV says:

    Lovely, and very inspiring in the just-do-it department.

  12. Lauren says:

    From heart breaking to fabulous. I think I would wear that sweater every day of the week. It’s beautiful.

  13. elan says:

    You’re braver than I am, but then there was nothing left to lose. Congrats.

  14. Maureen says:

    Fabulous… I like it better than the light blue… with the cold summer we’re having you’ll wear this now and right through the fall.

  15. Kristy says:

    Great save! And it still looks nice with the shell buttons. :-)

  16. Gina says:

    Gorgeous. I really love the color — it will look so fab on you.

  17. Debbie says:

    I like this color much better than the lighter blue. And it won’t show coffee/soda spills as easily.

  18. Blondi says:

    Wow, I am so impressed! You are so calm — I would have thrown that sucka down in the driveway and backed my car over it several times! I like the new color even better than the robin’s egg blue.

  19. Delica says:

    Purplicious! The color came out great on your sweater. Show us shots with you modeling please!

  20. Karen says:

    Oh perfect! Perfect! A great save! Isn’t it great when things turn out right?

  21. Samantha says:

    I love the color! I wouldn’t ever have realized that it was overdyed, And I think I like this purple better than the previous blue… =]

  22. Bonne Marie says:

    Thanks so much!

    I love this color about a million times more than the blue! This is definitely the silver lining! :)

  23. AnnDS says:

    Just gorgeous!

  24. Karen B. says:

    That is all kinds of FABULOUS! Kudos.

  25. Tracey says:

    Ooooh, it’s marvelous. The dye pot Gods love you.

  26. Elizabeth says:

    Oh, I like it much better in the darker color and I’m a blue-aholic!!

  27. Kathy says:

    Bravo, Girl! My vote goes with the “its’s better than the blue” crowd. Inspiring!

  28. Susan says:

    Fabulous! You must be thrilled with the results. I’m so glad it worked out.

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