Remember that completely fug sweater that I recycled?

On Saturday I washed and dyed the wool. It was a bit disappointing, as it looked gobsmackingly beautiful in the sink during the final rinse. Really, it took my breath away, in all its deep purple-violety goodness.

Unfortunately when it dried it was 10 shades lighter than it appeared when it was underwater. I briefly considered dyeing it again, but yeesh, this process has gone on long enough. And, knitted up, it’s still quite nice….just not as nice as I initially thought it was.

Also? I don’t like big yarn or big needles any more. I’m knitting this on US13s and it’s totally killing my hands.