Just wanted to share some quick pictures of my vest being worn.As you can see I threw it into a bucket of walnuts and changed it dramatically. 

It suits me much better now. I really love this vest and the rich brown color. The different yarns I used to be able to finish it all blended together now it doesn’t look like a hodge-podge of leftovers.

All this from a bucket of rainwater and a couple dozen nuts.

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8 Comments

  1. Pia said,

    August 17, 2012 at 6:35 am

    That turned out really great, good idea!

    • whatzitknitz said,

      August 18, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks Pia, I love when something turns out so well. It is a little chancey to dye after finishing a sweater but I love walnut shades so much I figured I just couldn’t go wrong.

  2. janukke said,

    August 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    What a lovely transformation! It looks great on you! 🙂

    • whatzitknitz said,

      August 18, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you Jana. I love it too- it is the perfect weight and I have worn it everyday since I made it cause the weather is cooling off here ; )

  3. Peg said,

    August 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    It looks so good; and your hair is so long!

    • whatzitknitz said,

      August 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      I have been growing it out this year it is finally long enough to tie back now.
      I love my new sweater but I don’t like the zipper I am going to pull it out and sew a new one in.

  4. Curls & Q said,

    August 23, 2012 at 3:43 am

    Walnuts with the husks, straight off of the tree?

    • whatzitknitz said,

      August 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Yup — straight off the tree. Simple as that. If I have time I take the husks off the nuts and put the nuts in the wheel barrel for the squirrels to take. This year I haven’t cut the husk off most of them–the nuts have been dropping early because of the hot and dry weather and the husks are harder than normal so I have just left them on. It hasn’t hurt my dye pot at all — the water in it is a rich dark brown and already I have dyed several skeins of yarn brown.


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