Easter egg dyeing

I waited until after Easter to purchase egg dyeing kits. I bought expensive yarn at the elegant ewe as I had a project I wanted to start right away.

I wish I could remember what type of yarn I bought.

It was a large skein, just over 400 yards. I split the yarn in half and soaked it in warm water and vinegar. I inserted dye pellets inside of the balls and started to cook. I cooked it for quite a while. It started to look a little too dark so I turned the stove off and let it cool.

This is the result.

I thought it would be too dark, instead it was too light so I over dyed it with blue and green.

I plan to use this for the bird of fire shawl, available of Raverly. I purchased a contrasting yarn at webs this past weekend.