Way back in November, I bought this yarn:
I was going to make a really cool cardigan called Shalom. Problem with Shalom: it's not a sized pattern. It was written for a 6' tall skinny girl. Not so great when you're 5 ft and not so skinny. Well I tried knitting it and it didn't work out so well. During Ravelympics, I frogged it and put the yarn in the naughty yarn bin. I liked the feel of the yarn and the drape but the color was bad for me. I mean I could wear it for like a hat or a scarf, but when you're pushing 30 a bright blue sweater's not a good idea.
So today, I was searching Ravelry desperately trying to find Madtosh Vintage in Tart or some other cool color to make a Calvados cardi for me. Then I found this other cardi called Austin's hoodie. That one's yarn is even harder to find. So this whole weekend all I did was search to no avail for these two yarns.
Anywho, I started thinking about the Emmaline sweater and how cute it is and that I had this yarn I could use but it was the scary blue yarn. hhmph. I decided to overdye it. Which pretty much means that you dye something that is already dyed another color. In my heart of hearts I would have tried to copy Madtosh and attempt to produce Tart but I couldn't ever recreate that. I'm not that cool. I'll just keep searching in vain for that one. I grabbed some green and away we go!
"Cooking" the yarn:
Drying the Yarn:
All Skeined up!:
And last but not least. A custom pair of shorties:
Progress on the Emmaline Cardi will come next week. :)