New Socks (kind of)

Remember the yellow mystery socks?  The ones that were ruined in the rain?  Not any more!  Today I dyed them this color.  It’s a dark grey.  Someone on Ravelry said that the solution of over-dyeing was a great one because you get dark socks without the eye strain of knitting dark wool in winter.  Exactly!

It’s a nice color that I’m sure I will wear more often than yellow anyway.  The above photo was taken while they were still wet, just cooled and rinsed out.

I used acid dyes for the first time and I have to say it was every bit as easy as dyeing with Kool-Aid.  I cooked it in the microwave for 10 minutes total.  Presto – grey socks!  I bought the dye at iKnit London weekend from Tall Yarns.  She is a very nice Dutch woman located in the U.K.  Go check out her site and buy the book and dyes.  Highly recommended.

One thought on “New Socks (kind of)

  1. lou November 17, 2009 / 16:55

    something postitive out of something negative..well done

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