Back in the spring, a knitting friend went through a big de-stash and offered the skeins to be rehomed. I was so grateful to acquire four skeins of cotton (which I turned into my Very V-Neck Raglan) and two skeins of natural, one-ply fingering. I asked for those because I thought they could be fun to dye. So here I went:
I have no idea what colour I was originally going for, and, to be honest, I first dyed them so long ago, that I kinda forget what colours I did. I think I tried pouring them haphazardly into the crock pot, which didn’t really do much.
After the first time around, I think these skeins resembled Sully from Monsters Inc.
Bright baby blue, splotches of purple. Sully yarn. Definitely not what I was going for. So after letting them sit idle in my stash, I redyed them again, this time with more greens and teals, hoping to tone down the blue.
While, at first blush, it might not look like there was much of a difference, the skeins are now decidedly more teal/green than the blue they were before.
Next comes the hard question – what are they going to become? I don’t know the exact yardage of this yarn. I have an estimate, however. I measured out 20 metres and got its weight – 7g. I then weighed both skeins: 222g. So, if 7g is about 20m, then 222g should be about 634m. Ugh, the basic math you never thought you’d use after high school…
So, I have over 600m of this yarn… I’m leaning towards a shawl. A knitter named Derya Davenport has designed a recipe for Five Basic Shawl Shapes, and you can see it and download it from her blog HERE. I used this recipe when making my Captain Marvel shawl, and it’s simple a handy guide for trying your hand at shawls. Because I don’t know exact yardage, planning something exact will be challenging and, well, stressful, but a simple shawl that I can knit until it’s big enough or until I run out of yarn is perfect.