Today decided to soak some wool to attempt getting a better blue wool from a 'fresh' dye recipe. Below is the wool soaked for hours in synthropol to ensure good coverage.
Previously I'd attempted to 'revive' this same recipe (Warm Sky) which had crystallized but wasn't happy with the results at the time. You can check out that post HERE, about my misadventures of that dye job. However, now I'm not so sure it was so bad; you'll see in a few minutes why.
However, as you can see from the pictures above and below, this turned out too light...dang it. Uh, that's not the wording I used when you weren't around.
Interesting how much lighter this dye job turned out and appears to be much lighter than would work. Since there were a few, very few lighter wool strips left to hook decided to place them on top of what was dyed today.
First, they have a green hue to them since I was resorting to pulling out all sorta similar wool to fill the background. So THEN.... decided to go to my blue wool section and pull out some of the wool that was from the 'Misadventures of a Rug Hooker'.
I've so much blue wool now that I'll be hooking blue hearts like Kelley all this winter when I get those 'winter blues'.
Last evening and today chose to hook on the gold border of Ned but think I'll switch and work on my grandson's rug. There will be so much ripping and switching wool strips throughout the rug that I may as well bite the bullet and start now. Besides, that dang rug needs to be done within the next 5 months and Gran is getting tired tweaking it.
Have a great evening everyone.