Sienna Mist

I adore this yarn! For now it's in the Etsy shop, but it may not stay there long. I may start knitting with it myself!

 

I used my typical crock pot dye method for this one, with the usual presoak in vinegar water.

I used about 4 ounces of Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool.

My dye mixes:

For the mint green, I used 1 package of Lemonade Kool-Aid and 1/8 teaspoon of Mixed Berry Kool-Aid. (New- I think it's the same as Berry Blue.) I mixed it with a tiny glug of vinegar and enough hot water to end up at about one cup of liquid.

I was nervous about the brown. It was the first time I had used Wilton's brown icing color. I was hoping the color wouldn't break. I used the regular "brown" Wilton's~ 1/4 teaspoon bulging out of the measuring spoon a bit, a tiny glug of vinegar, and enough hot water to equal out to 3/4 cup of liquid.

 

I piled the yarn into the crockpot with enough water to barely reach the the top of the yarn. I poured the green dye first~ all in a line right down the center of the crock pot. The brown dye was divided between the two sides, but I poured the dye all in one spot. So I ended up with a green line in the center with one big brown dot on either side. (Sorry. I forgot to take a picture.)

 

I heated it on low heat for around 4 hours, then turned the crock pot off and left it until it was completely cooled.

 

Isn't it grand? It reminds me of pictures I've seen of lush, green mountains in the early morning mist.

 

Be brave, be creative~

Connie

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