The kind of saturation we’ve got going on outside is not especially inspiring.

But inside, my spur-of the-moment dyeing project yielded really cool results!

Started with roughly equal amounts of white (Frank) and light brown (Griff Spring 2012)


Divided into ziplock freezer bags and treated to food coloring and koolaid microwave spa treatment-


It was magically transformed into this-




Nothing like some deeply saturated color therapy on a grey day!

So now the question is, do I spin them up separately and do some cool stranded colorwork, or blend?

I spun up a quick little blended sample from the carding waste so I could get an idea of what it might look like jumbled


But I’m having a hard time deciding. Suggestions are much appreciated!

And I am please to report that I finished the Maui shawl


It was a pretty fun knit.
I don’t usually do shawls, and I’d never done anything with a “knit on” edging, but it was really slick.
You only cast on 3 stitches, and only cast off 25. Very clever.

Well done verybusymonkey.
Well done.


  1. Benita

    I vote for stranded color work, too.

    I went to the Ravelry page looking for the Maui shawl pattern, but didn’t see it there. Where did you buy your copy from?

    • denisemor

      thanks Benita- if you’re looking on verybusymonkey’s pattern page, it’s in row five- called “CanyonLands Shawl”


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