I had two skeins of yarn left over from making my Lyttelton shrug last year, and while I like the yarn and the cotton/tencel would be lovely for another summer shrug or shawl I wouldn’t really want it exactly the same colour as the Lyttelton. So I decided to try overdyeing it with bright blue in the hope it would come out turquoise.
I had a skein of dark green yarn that I had thought was more of a teal shade when I ordered it, and which doesn’t have enough yardage for socks for T, so I thought I’d put that in as well. So I trekked to the Co-op in the cold to buy salt and rubber gloves, and then put everything into my new purple washing-up bowl (without dyeing the whole kitchen blue in the process!) and left it to soak for an hour.
Unfortunately, while the dark green has come out quite a nice tealy shade the pale green was clearly much more yellow than I thought it would, and the result is really, really green (apologies for blurry photo):
Maybe if I do it again in navy blue? Jade green really isn’t one of my colours. I have to say, my admiration for the people who dye the beautiful yarns I buy is only increased by my rather pathetic attempt!