I have a new addiction - Dyeing yarn and roving!

Gorgeous colors! began with a previously dyed ball of yarn.  It had been dyed at the Winter Wooly Weekend in 2015.  While the color was pretty it was a bit pale for my taste, so I decided to overdye the yarn and I love the result.  First I had to find a pot to dye in so I checked at The Ferdinand Antique Emporium where I fortunately found a charming white enamel pot with red trim.  Bonus!  I filled the pot 2/3 full with water and two tablespoons of vinegar, brought it to a simmer and added the cake of yarn that I had previously soaked in water.  It was almost too much for the water in the pot, but worked okay.  Then I tucked a couple pellets of Easter Egg dye (graciously given to me by Julia S.) into the center of the yarn cake and dropped a couple of other pellets on the outside of the cake.  Whew!  At first both my husband and I thought it was going to be really, really dark, but I figured that I was in a win/win situation since I didn't care for the original color.  Keeping the low simmer going for about 30-45 minutes (and peeking every once in a while because I'm not a patient person!), I found that the water surrounding the cake was a pale blue.  Well, I figured that was good enough for me, so I turned off the heat and let the yarn sit to absorb as much dye as it would.  After a couple hours, I squeezed lightly and transferred the yarn to a small empty container to continue to cool.  Of course, I checked it the first thing this morning!  I pulled a bit of the center pull yarn out and was delighted to find it was a lovely dark green color.  Winding the dyed yarn onto the Niddy Noddy was a delight for the color senses.  I love the colors and the way they ease into the next color.  It's in a skein and drying on a hanger now.  Initial intention was to make some colorful socks with this yarn, but I believe I have changed my mind and will knit a cowl in order to show off the gorgeous colors.

 Cake of yarn in the dye pot.

Cake of yarn in the dye pot.

 This is the center of the cake.  Love the color!

This is the center of the cake.  Love the color!

 I can hardly wait to knit something with this to see how the colors fall.

I can hardly wait to knit something with this to see how the colors fall.