I decided to dye all three of the full skeins that I had because I didn’t think I would use the yarn as it was. And because I wanted to.
I used basically the same process as I did here. You can do an internet search for other methods. After soaking the yarn in a vinegar bath for about 30 minutes, I alternated squirting the dye between shades of blue, shades of green, and a mixture of both. (Sorry no pictures of the process.) I didn’t want a solid color so I squirted some parts with just the green, some with the blue, and some with a combo of both.
Once completely saturated the yarn was wrapped in plastic, placed in a glass casserole dish and nuked for two minutes, rested for two minutes and so on for about four sessions total.
I couldn’t wait to begin another project. This time it’s the 1898 hat by Kristin Byrnes as posted on the Christmas at Sea|The Seamen’s Church Institute website. Scroll down on the linked page for many free patterns. I should be able to knit two hats with the amount of yarn that I overdyed.
Most of my wool yarn is not machine washable but I might need to change that…