Last Saturday, I introduced Wilton’s Icing Colors to my yarns for the first time, via two methods — in the pot on the stove, and handpainting on the table with a foam paintbrush using the same mix of colors. Surprisingly, the results were completely different, but both completely wonderful… and COOL! That’s really the best way to describe it!
This one was done in the pot on the stove and I love the randomness of the subtle variegation. I really don’t know what to call this colorway — anyone have any ideas? Blue Moon is its temporary name, and I’ll keep it at that if I don’t find a better one. (If you send me an idea for a name and I decide to use it, I just might send you a little thank you gift!)
This one was handpainted on the table with the same mix of colors as the first skein that was dyed on the stove. As you can see, it came out much lighter, which was a totally unexpected surprise, but cool! I’m calling this one simply Surf. I had much more control over where the colors went on this skein, and I might even prefer this dyeing method of daubing with a foam paintbrush better than squirt dyeing, but I’m not sure about that yet.