Ow, sore thumb

I coloured my hair the other night and once again frantically looked for something I could dye to use up the remainder. I grabbed these few silk caps. They haven't taken the dye quite as well as the wool that I tried last time, but I love the delicious colour.

This is the first time I've tried spinning pure silk straight from the cap. I'm a little disappointed that I haven't managed to get it quite as even as I'd like, but I do love the colour. You have to be heavy-handed with this type of silk - the fibres are very long and strong. Hence the sore thumb! But I do have 20 yds of beautiful yarn. What can I knit with this small sample quantity?

4 comments:

Guzzisue said...

loving the colour, why not knit a bookmark? surely there is a pattern on Rav for this yardage:-)

Allabitrandom said...

...or make some cord or crochet edging for something else..... I once had hair that colour... and stars ... oh my! just don't ask!

S P Dixon said...

Thank you both - I hadn't thought of a bookmark and it's useful being able to search by yardage :-)

This isn't really the colour of my hair. for some reason, whatever turns my grey hair very dark brown doesn't have the same effect on the silk or wool!

Allabitrandom said...

What a relief! ( Purple hair - though I am still tempted by wacky colours and only resist as my daughter says she would disown me with pink, blue and green hair) great use of the dye though!