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.