This skein of yarn timed out in my etsy shop with out being sold, so I decided to try some things with dye that I am normally a little to timid to attempt. This was only twisted and dyed with my basic red dye, so you see everything from true red to pink in the skein. I called it 'My Heart Bleeds for You'.
So, first I thought that I could add yellow and make an orange skein. Not so much. I also just took the dry skein, which I usually give everything a nice long soak, and threw it into my prepared dye pot. My pot was all heated, acided, and the dye was already in when I chucked in the dry skein. I did not get what I thought would happen. So, then, when my dyepot was clear, meaning that the dye was all soaked up, I squeezed out the extra water, and threw more acid and some orange in the dyepot. Huh. That didn't really do what I expected either. So, then I squeezed out the water again, threw more acid and hot pink in the dyepot. I let the dye exhaust, and really, I did not get what I thought I would when I started the experiment. But, I do think that I achieved my goal of having a deeply layered and colored skein. As you can see, the reds are all 'hotter' than they were in the original color way. Also, no pink. There are some moments of a hot orange, but it is a deep and vibrant red orange. So, mission accomplished.
I was looking at it last night and held it up-'Look babe-It's like the fires of Mordor!' to which he replied-'Huh. I think it looks like Kool-Aid.'