Friday, March 14, 2008

Beast... and the Beauty!

I ordered some yarn online and I thought it would be fabulous! Unfortunately when I got it - it looked like this:

before

You could say - Kermit threw up on it and I wouldn't be insulted! Something had to be done.

So - enter my pal Erin and a wonderful night at her studio and you get this!

After


I had so much fun! A couple other friends were over for wine and conversation while I took up my post at the dye pot...

Making purty colors

It was so much fun to see the color change from Kermit ick to beauty!

Here's my sample that I used to make sure I had the right concoction...

I'm cooking yarn spagetti!

Yarn Spagetti

(This pic brings a whole new meaning to "yummy yarn!")

Anyway - after it cooled off...

Dye pot of cooling yarn

I went home with a fabulous new Box - o yarn!

All done!

Just in time for St Patty's Day too!

Just in case you didn't notice the full impact of the before and after - here's a pic to highlight just how much it changed...

before and after

Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend!

14 comments:

bySarah said...

I LOVE the new yarn!!

caitlyn said...

The new color is gorgeous!
One of the pitfalls of buying yarn online is that sometimes the color turns out different in person! I've been disappointed a few times myself.

Stacey said...

wow. what a transformation - ugly frog to beautiful prince! :) I actually did that this morning with some purple yarn I was sick of. Dyed it red and now I have a great burgandy!

Zarah said...

I'm so glad you were able to save it!

Mama-E said...

so much fun! you did great.

Jolene said...

The yarn is beautiful and it looks like you had fun! What cha gona make?
Jolene

tinkknitz said...

So gorgeous! Didya name it? Since it started as Kermit vomit and now you're ready for St Paddy's Day - how about "Kermie Go Bragh"?

Amie said...

Someone's gone photoshop happy -

you're photoshappy!

Monika said...

Beautiful dye job! I like green in all shades, but I think I would have overdyed this one as well. :o)

Ruth said...

Your new yarn is fabulous! With the added bonus of being able to say "I dyed it myself".

J.P. said...

Much better! I liked the Kermit yarn, but the new colors in it are gorgeous!

mrspao said...

That is definitely a happy ending!

Jinann said...

The dye job looks FABULOUS!!!! So, there IS hope for ugly yarn after all....just a simple "make-over"!

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh that's so pretty! What a wonderful transformation!