Can This Yarn Be Saved?

As I was getting ready to put my last batch of yarn up for sale online, I kept looking at one group of skeins. Thanks to a Facebook suggestion, I’d named it “Tangled Up in Blue.”

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It took me awhile, but I finally figured out I liked the name better than I liked the yarn! I decided not to sell it.

So now what? I had 4 skeins (plus another from a different batch that had too much white in it.)

Time to overdye. I dumped the yarn in to the pot. (I was so excited to see what it would look like that I didn’t follow the proper procedure, which was to soak yarn in vinegar and water for 30 minutes. Gaack.)

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Then I added the Cabernet dye, this delicious dark red-brown color that makes the yarn look luscious. Then I heated the pot for 30 minutes (adding some vinegar when I realized I’d totally skipped a step.)

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Here’s the result. I like it better, but still not sure. If I’d soaked the yarn first it might have taken the dye more uniformly. Oh well, that’s why I love this. I can just do it again!

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