I had admired all of my coworkers adventures in dyeing and I resisted the pull of that adventure. I saw many knitters and crocheters on Ravelry.com showcasing their custom work and I still resisted. Finally, after a considerable period of temptation, I decided to try out dyeing with Wilton Cake Food Dyes. The fact that I could get exactly the type of color palette that I wanted (with room in my heart for happy accidents) was the final lure that caught me.
My first dye job was to make a warm fire palette to make the shawl Mordor by Ann Lundblad. My yarn was Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine. I loved every second of the process and the end result is a shawl that this Tolkien fan wears very often.
P.S. Join me for colorful fun @ Dyeing with Food Coloring on Sat., Mar.2 from 12 to 3 pm.