Dyepot Stories: Solid As A Rock

Okay … every time I say the word solid, I have to do the entire Ashford & Simpson “solid as a rock” thing … hence the title.  😀

Okay, okay … I know you’re not here for that!  LOLOL!  So let’s get to it …

Creating dyed solid yarn is apparently a little harder to do than it looks that’s why we have … dun, dun, dun … semi solids!  For the times I’ve tried to get solid yarn, I got 80%, 88%, never 100%.  But after some experimenting, I finally got it.  Fully saturated, no white areas in the yarn, and she’s a beaut!!!   There were a few things to take into consideration — yarn content, weight of fiber, ratio of dye and all that jazz.  While those things contribute to giving us a good solid (including over dyeing if the yarn isn’t already too saturated), they can also affect if we don’t get a totally solid dye.

Finally, Solid

She might become part of a shawl, but I’m not sure yet.  In the mean time, I’m just going to enjoy the fact that she’s 100% solid!  And she sparkles!  What more can I ask for?

Dyepot Stories

If you’re on IG, you would have seen these already:

I’ve been messing around with the dye pot, coming up with custom colors and just having a grand ole time!

The minis you saw in this this post, were totally experimented on and they became these:

and incidentally — my new blog header.   😀

I’m playing some more and will definitely be sharing — the successes and the failures.

What’s making you craft happy this summer?

Talk to me in the comments.  😀