Last week our knitting group had a great time kettle dyeing our own yarn at Michelle's house.
I brought along some sock yarn and decided to make it a dark green (I was shooting for forest green). Mmmm - looks good!
There were two gorgeous skeins of blue. I think this was the peacock blue.
We cooked our yarn outside on camp stoves in pots that were picked up for a pittance at the local Goodwill. These pots cannot be used for food again, once they're used for dyeing! That's my green yarn in the orange pot.
Betsy's yarn (the pot on the left above) turned out a lovely orange-chestnut color.
I'm very pleased with the deep rich hue of green I obtained under Michelle's guidance. I already have a person in mind to receive handknit socks with my very own hand-dyed yarn. I don't know if this person will appreciate the extra step that goes into this gift, but I know and it feels like it's being given with even more love! How fun.
How about you? Do you ever dye your own yarn?