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.

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