Celtic Cable

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Monday, September 2, 2013


I can't remember a time when I wasn't blogging about the Sasha skirt.

Full disclosure ... I am getting pretty tired of it!

The rainbow colors were just a temporary thing. I attempted a dye job ...

Which resulted in this ...

Er--hang on a minute.


I stirred it gently several times, but the dye just didn't soak in. At this point, I'm not sure what I will do with it. I will likely just finish it anyway because I know I would wear it on weekends, as a comfy winter-time skirt with warm sweater tights. I'm just frustrated that the dye job didn't work. I don't know if it would do any good to attempt to dye the bottom part, which is the only part that will really show after the other tiers are finished. And I seem to have missed a purl row somewhere, which is where you start the tiers. And I don't know why the green layer is so much tighter than the brown underneath it!

This is my second frustrating project in a row. Argh! In an attempt to save my sanity, I started a simple legwarmer, in an attempt to use up my lovely Cascade 220 remnants. I can't wait to see how I screw those up!!

Don't forget to stop by Tamis Amis for Work-in-Progress Wednesday!


  1. I am sorry! I know how frustrating it can be when a project doesn't turn out the way it should. No one would every know it didn't turn out the way you wanted unless you tell them. I think it's pretty!

  2. Grrrrr. So sorry about the unsuccessful dye job. I did the same thing yesterday with dyeing. Sigh.

  3. Oh poop, I hate it when the dye doesn't work the way you want it to. Having said that, from the photos it looks lovely :-) Maybe it's a project to hibernate for a bit until you fall back in love with it?

  4. deep breath... whew. all is not lost with the lessons learned your next project will go fine ; )

  5. Oh how disappointing! Sorry it didn't work, wish I had some clever tips or advice but I don't only that I understand! Third time lucky that's what I always say!

  6. I think whatever chemicals they used to dye the yarns in the original colors also made them take on the new dye differently. Yikes! :-(


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