Monday, May 7, 2012

Lessons in colour part 2


Even though I did a test 'swatch' it was with plenty of nervous energy that I dropped the shawl, I have been knitting for the last two weeks, into the simmering pot of red dye.

But I am SOOOOoo glad I did it!


 Let me just show you what it looked like finished in the old colour scheme

and now...

The first picture up the top shows the actual colour better than these last couple (late afternoon, poor light, high ISO bla, bla). 

I am feeling very pleased with the result and am delighted that I can wrap up this gift and give it to a beautiful friend next week when she turns 40... She says she is not celebrating but I think she will like it all the same.

7 comments:

Linda said...

Oh, I love the colour Shannon, I'm sure your friend will treasure this beautiful gift.
xo

M. Bloom said...

Wow! Worth the nervous anxiety of the dye-pot... gorgeous!

xo

Jo @ indigo inspirations said...

it looks gorgeous Shannon....I totally understand your nervousness....it can be very scary. What a lucky friend.

clare said...

If I may say so, 70's nightmare (for those old enough to know) into a ohh la laaaaaaaaaa. Amazing how the deep borwns jus faded. Well done. Nothing worse than all the work and not liking the result.

karen said...

I definitely like the red more! what a gorgeous gift

Shannon said...

So glad you all agree with me. 70's nightmare indeed Clare - that is exactly what I was thinking while knitting it... I was almost too embarrassed by it to knit in public but my need to get it finished and into the pot outweighed my awkwardness.

Ronnie said...

Beautiful result with the dye pot. The nervousness paid off for sure.