kaynoxxcrafts: So I hand dyed some skeins of fingering weight yarn about a year ago and wrote a post…

kaynoxxcrafts:

So I hand dyed some skeins of fingering weight yarn about a year ago and wrote a post about my process. The result looked like this: 

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I decided to use this yarn to make my first knitted shawl. That was about a year ago as well. I pulled it out every time I anticipated sitting in waiting rooms and it was slow going on finishing it. I was about 50% done when I realized something. The reason I was taking my time with it wasnt the pattern I was using or the lack of time but that I just hated the yarn. 

It looks so pretty in that photo! And it has some of my favorite colors, but the short variegation and the contrasting colors looked awful when I was knitting my shawl. And so I subconsciously took my sweet time knitting it. I kept trying to convince myself to just finish the damn think already but it was a no-go. 

I frogged the shawl and decided to try over-dying — the process of dyeing over a previous dye job. 

Here are my results: 

I was going for a tonal look with different purples and I really love the results. I managed to keep some of the pink and grey despite dying the whole hank. 

I’m really excited to use this yarn now!! 

And, weirdly enough, I felt no regret over frogging that shawl. I didnt even feel disappointed, just relieved. 

Now all I need to is to adopt that attitude to my sweater project from earlier in the year…. I’m not quite there yet, but hopefully soon.

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