Tuesday, 22 May 2012

I loved you with a fire red, now it's turning blue


I just had to try out the Kool-aids I didn't have yarn and time for during my last dyeing session; blues and some new reds + mixing blues and yellows to get green. In addition to being plainly curious, I've been planning to knit a pair of blue socks, an idea that surprised me when it hit me for the first time. I generally don't like blues, but in Kool-aids they're just shamelessly vivacious and kind of icy, almost like a cold, rainy day or the arctic ocean.

 from left to right: 
- Ice Blue Raspberry (x1 envelope)
- Watermelon Cherry (x0.5) + Blastin' Berry Cherry (x2)
- Ice Blue Raspberry (x1) + Berry Blue (x1.5)

- { Lemonade (x2) + Ice Blue Raspberry (pinch) } = makes up the green + Strawberry Lemonade (x2) + Grape (x1)

- Watermelon Cherry (x1.5) + { Mango (x2) + Berry Blue (2 shakes) } = makes up the green

I was trying to make a pink-purple-green mix for the first stripe dye, but 2 envelopes of Strawberry Lemonade make really, really stark red, so now it's RED-purple-green. Isn't as nice as it would have been with pink, but altogether not too bad.

Lemonade, not only giving out a tangy yet sweet and kind of fresh scent, is very bright and cold yellow; it turned out quite ravey, almost fluorescent green, whereas Mango is very orangey and can be used to make very dark and warm shades of green.

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5 comments :

Purnauskis said...

Uu mama, mitkä värit! Nuo siniset on todella kauniita, erityisesti punaisen vieressä.

Neulisti said...

Enpä olekaan tullut ajatelleeksi, että koolaamalla värjätyissä sukissa on varmaan tuoksu mukana.. Aikoinaan oli tuoksukyniä, nykyään tuoksusukkia! :P

Hotti said...

ooo miten ihana toi ice blue raspberry :) mahtaa kyl olla imelät tuoksut teillä!

Purnauskis said...

Heitinpä sinua haasteella - löytyy blogistani!

berenike said...

Purnauskis: Joo, toi jäänsininen kolahti kyl tosi kovaa! Kiitos haasteesta, askartelen sen parissa seuraavassa postauksessa :)

Neulisti: Joissakin väreissä on vahvemmat tuoksut ja ne kyl tuoksuu viel neuloessaki. Mut kyl ne siitä sit haihtuu :D

Hotti: Juu, kunnon ilmastointi tai tuuletus on poikaa ko noilla värjäilee, alkaapi pian muuten heittää päässä. Varsinki ko jotkut on vaan rehellisesti karmean hajusia :D