Not a Bloodbath

May 1, 2008 at 2:50 pm (Dyeing, Random Thoughts)

This has been an interesting week.  I dyed my yarn for the Austentatious Fiber Artists Group Knit Along/Read Along project on Monday.  We’re reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and the theme is gothic for our projects.

Monday was a very long and frustrating day that involved me having to pick up DD#2 with a stomachache 1 hour before and ultrasound appointment.  Then I had to track down a phone number for where my ultrasound was, since my Dr’s office didn’t give me that info when they made the appointment for me and since it was between the hours of 12-1, everyone was out to lunch.  I spent my afternoon trying to reschedule my appointment and find a hospital where my health insurance would cover.  So I was just a wee bit cranky. The dyeing process was cathartic for me.  I was trying for some deep reds and purples, and got mostly deep reds.  I looked at that very read dyebath and thought “bloodbath” several times.  That same night my poor mother had an incident that left her with blood spurting out of a wound on her knee (she’s okay).  We were both having our own respective bloodbaths!

 Which, leads me to Wednesday,  the new day for my ultrasound after the dust settled from all the phone-calling on Monday, in which the ultrasound technician informed me that what my doctor thought might be a mass in my abdomen was…. a blood vessel. 

Anyway, here’s a couple of pics of my bloodbath yarn that turned out to not really look like a bloodbath at all. 


I made the coolest discovery when dyeing this yarn.  See that really deep red?  That’s what you get when you sprinkle grape Kool Aid over a deep red dyebath.  Very cool!



Not sure at this point what to call this yarn.  Here are a few suggestions from others,  what do you think?

  • Wine and Roses
  • Red Tulips
  • Cranapple
  • Crimson Cranberry

I know one thing.  I like my results from dyeing while cranky!  Maybe I should call it Cranky Cranberry! 🙂



  1. indianananaknits said,

    Cranky Cranberry—-perfect!! 🙂

  2. Stitch-n-Snitch said,

    I still like Crapple. :)–just kidding

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