Remember the Hipknits debacle of last year? Seems I'm not alone as a ginormous thread on Ravelry attests. Anyways, I had put the yarn away as I just hadn't decided what to do with it. I've been wanting to do a short sleeves shirt to maybe take to Vegas so pulled it out. Upon closer inspection, it was a terrible dye job. TERRIBLE. Not a single skein was uniform and none of them matched each other even really. So I decided to over dye it. Not a hard decision. I got some nifty black Jacquard dye from my pal Cal at Shuttleworks* and give 'er. I got out the yarn and when I went to get it wet OMG.
HOLY SHIT. This is what it did to the towel I had it sitting on.
Boy am I impressed. In fact it was so shitty, I'm hoping the over dye will be enough. One skein was clearly a different dye job than all the others, it looks different even with the over dye. AND the black turned it purple (which I was mostly expecting) but its still far superior to the pink. I'll post pics when they are dry.
Can I just reiterate what a disappointment this was? So much time and MONEY for this? All I can say is Hipknits really dropped the ball. Nearly a year later and I still regret that decision.
*OMG can you say FAST SHIPPING? ONE DAY! Cal .. you rock.