Yes, I had another dyeing party! I couldn't keep my hands off of Marie's Procion dyes. Can you believe she loaned me 5 different dyes? I narrowed it down to 3 colors that I thought would look good for overdyeing my bright orange yarn: chocolate, bronze and rust. I did a little test, like so:
In the end, I chose chocolate. Here are my 3 newly brown skeins , and my 3 old red skeins. On the side, you can see the 3 test strands: chocolate on the bottom, bronze in the middle and rust orange on top.
I have to admit I was so impatient to get my yarn to dry that I plopped it in front of a fan, wound it as soon as it was dry (2 hours!), and started knitting immediately.
It looked so nice that I posted on the Scarf Style/Wrap Style KAL. Did you know I am the first to post about a Wrap?
Here's a cross post:
I took photos of the unusual cast-on edge for the brioche capelet (Shadow Dance). The pattern instructs you to do a provisional crochet cast-on (I did mine with orange waste yarn). Then, once you've knitted a bit, you simply unravel your waste yarn. I was afraid the whole thing would unravel, but, miracle of miracles!, it did not. Here's a photo tutorial :
I also would like to note that the instructions for the brioche stitch are much more detailed here compared to IK Spring '05. (Specifically on how to work the purl rows).