Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Grape Gatsby

This skein of the same superwash wool was dyed with grape Kool Aid. I dyed the entire thing once with 3 packets, then overdyed half with 2 more packets. It's difficult to see the subtle color variations on this scale, but I'm optimistic about getting neat-o patterns once worked up. I think it will go into my first Elizabeth Zimmerman Baby Surprise jacket.

Note on the color name: this yarn was dubbed "grape gatsby" in honor of the Houk Lab renovations at UCLA. The designers had some cool paint chips lined up, with "melted butter" and "gray smoke" also applied to the walls.


Tom said...

cool colors!

redqueensrace said...

Is this random fruit based pun week? :) Very pretty yarn - I'm impressed.