I made it better, again

Flush with the success of my Ugly Sock solution, I faced another dilemma in a similar vein.

I finally got around to making Wicked, about 4 decades after the rush.  I know it’s not 4 decades, but online time plays by different rules – like dog years.  I wanted a basic sweater – the kind of thing I could throw over every shirt I own.  And, after several chilly winters of having to remove sweaters in order to cook or do other homeschooling mama tasks, I thought something short-sleeved might be the way to go.  Enter Wicked – sweet and simple and sporting a darling kangaroo pocket.

When I was shopping for it in Toronto this spring, they didn’t have the dark brown, navy, or black I’d envisioned.  But sometimes grey works well, so I went with a heathered grey: Cascade 220 Heathers, 8011. It turned out that it was not one of the Good Greys, at least not on me.  I’ve got a lot of yellow in my complexion and it makes colour choice important.


Wicked before


Throw it in the dye pot!


Wicked after


And so we have it. A simple, black sweater that won’t drag through the sauce. Or make me look like a zombie.


8 thoughts on “I made it better, again

  1. Carrie says:

    Your sweater is beautiful! I’m very impressed with how perfectly it dyed. I have a light grey wool fabric that I would like to dye. I was wondering if you could tell me how to do it and what kind of dye you used.

  2. Rora114 says:

    Aren’t you lucky to have a sister who not only had leftover black dye, but also surprised you by coming down for the weekend and delivering it? 😉

    (It looks great, btw!)

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