Here are the cakes after it was over. You can see the magenta color was over taken by the blue, but that’s OK, live and learn. The navy blue pretty much took over the teal and turquoise as well.
I decided to rewind the cakes inside out to see what was going on under all the layers. I took the outside strand and put it on my ball winder and wound from the outside in, so now the yarn that was in the center of the cake is on the outside of cake.
Here is the same cake deeper into the rewinding. Looks like the magenta made an impression afterall.
You can see in this photo that some of the cream color remained. Now I have this cool space dyed type of thing going on, which can be very interesting. I plan to use some of this laceweight to ply with as well as knit with alone or as a second strand to add interest to a solid color yarn.
Here is some of the yarn that I used to soak up the extra dye left in the crockpot.
I also dyed a bunch of raw silk. I kept the colors pure and separate this time; one color per batch.
If you are considering giving dyeing a try, remember-
Don’t eat the dye!
Wear gloves and a dust mask.
Cover your work surface and beyond.
Never use your dye utensils, tools, bowls, crockpot, cups, etc. for food preparation or consumption!
Wash up well when it’s over.
Oh yes- and do a little reading on the subject. It will help.
That’s it for my warnings- you’re on your own. Have fun!
Thanks for reading this far.