Monday, March 6, 2017

From Ta-Da to To-Do !!!!

 I made this shawl several years ago when I took a Craftsy class on designing shawls.
I learned a lot and loved the class.
I didn't love the shawl.
It was grey and I don't wear grey well.
I loved the yarn, as it is hand spun Shetland, so I knew this yarn had to be saved but I was willing to say goodbye to the shawl!
I skeined up the yarn and it looked so curly after being a shawl for a few years! lol
Into the dyepot it went!
I wanted one lighter olive and one skein a darker shade of olive green.
I haven't dyed grey Shetland so I was a bit concerned with how it would affect the dye I mixed up but gave it a go!
I had a terrible time getting the green to look right in the photo!
This looks more evergreen than they are but it is the best I can do for now!

4 comments:

  1. They look gorgeous!

    I so agree with you. If you do not like what the yarn has become, turn it into something better.

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  2. I have a similiar "problem" with grey! I like spinning it, I like knitting with it - but it makes me look "blah", when I wear it. the greens are much nicer, even though they're hard to photograph. I find that grey garns make lovely dyed batches, as long as you don't expect clear and bright colours! what are your plans for the "new" yarn now?

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  3. That was brave!!! It looks great in it's new color. I've also got some gray Shetland that needs a change. You give me courage.

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  4. You did a fantastic job with that yarn. I am all for frogging something you don't like and using the yarn in a new way.

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