knitxcore.: rubber ducky, you're the one.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

rubber ducky, you're the one.

Rubber Ducky

i dyed this yarn on saturday, for the really nice lady at my LYS. i have no details on it, it was something she picked up at stitches west. i do know it's superwash merino (dk weight), and there's about 600 yards of it. i used wilton's icing dyes in x-mas red and lemon yellow. *warning* x-mas red is in fact orange! this is not the result i was going for, but it still looks pretty great. i used a dip dye-ing method where you put one end of the hank in the pot, and let the dye soak up, as it does it fades. i dipped the lighter color first (yellow), let it cool and then dipped the darker (red). whaddayouguysthink?


16 comments:

Deneen said...

I think it's pretty cool! I'll have to try dip dyeing soon-any linkage?

KnitXcorE said...

i read about it somewhere and just ran with it..... maybe the knitpicks catalog?

Paul said...

LOVE. THAT. YARN!!!!!

sunneshine said...

I love it!! Its really not my colors, but I would love to have it displayed somewhere to see the bright lovely colors (and its so cute with the ducks!)... See why I am not buying yarn right now...lol

Dave said...

It looks great, but I'm surprised at the red. Love the accessories!

elizabeth marley said...

ooh! Neat!

said...

SQUEEEEEE!! I love it! I don't like orange or yellow, it's just so much fun!

Wow, I need to tone it down a notch. I use just regular Red Wilton's dyes. And I almost bought the X-mas red, I didn't understand the difference. Who knew that red was orange?! According to one hair dye company red is pink. Hmmm

sko_G knits said...

it. is. loverly.

Charles said...

Great~~~I really like the color!

You can also try hand painted with witon dye.. Mix little water and vinger(lighter-add more vinger or darker) with witon dye then paint with whatever you like!! Then cover with prstic wrap and heat(Microwave) about 3min then wash with cold cold water when yarn is still hot from Microwave.(if wash with hot water it will be felted)

Also easy way make crazy sock yarn!!!

Obsidian Kitten said...

love love love it!

Kim said...

Very, very cute!!

Eikon said...

Fun times. Flopper refuses to let me dye anything larger than eggs in the house. : )

Gloria said...

You're right, that certainly isn't red! But it looks great!

Crochet Goddess said...

Wow that is the most beautiful color I have ever seen. I have never tried to dye yarn. You did and excellent job.

Jana said...

it's rad. makes me think of lemonade and orange juice!

theatreknitter said...

love it!!!!!!! I have randomly collected a whole bunch of rubber duckies (I love them really) and that yarn is awsome.