Last year I scored big on plain white Patons Kroy sock yarn at a tent sale so I’ve spent the year experimenting with dye. I’ve tossed ideas around about starting an etsy shop but for now I’ve just been playing. 

I cooked rotkohl, or purple cabbage, for dinner one night and couldn’t just pour that beautiful purple water down the drain. Into the dye pot it went along with two skeins of yarn. When I finished it up the next day it wasn’t what I wanted – too grey and washed out. But once I strategically added some red and blue food colouring it was actually quite nice.  

I knitted up a little sweater dress and mailed it off to a pregnant friend and a couple months later was tagged in the above photo on Facebook. Perfect baby, perfect reward. 

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