27 September 2006

Colored Denise Knitting Needles?!

Ok, my Denise needles (pictured) are SO much cooler than before. Blue, Orange, Wine, Yellow, Dark Green, Purple...so much fun!

My LYS organized an evening of dyeing especially for Denise Interchangable Knitting Needles.

We microwaved the needles several times in liquid --- letting them sit and cool between heatings. They were then laid out to dry. Once completely dry, each color took a 10 minute bath in vinegar.

One of the owners of the shop has been knitting with her dyed Denise's for a while...and the color hasn't worn onto her yarn. To be on the safe side, I'm not going to test-drive my needles on white yarn...not just yet.

8 comments:

Ma_Saki said...

Did you dye yours?

Deborah said...

that is way beyond cool....

Christine The Cheeky Red Head said...

Very cool! Do you think the Denise folks know about this?

Jan said...

Very Pretty!! I had no idea you could dye them. Wish I had a LYS that knew things like that.

craftybernie said...

Pretty needles. Nice needles. What a great way to play with your toys!

Cheryl said...

Great idea! They look wonderful!

Artis-Anne said...

What a brill idea . I don't have any as yet , but they are on my wish list. Let us know how they wear

Lisa Miller said...

What did they use to dye them? I tried a RIT in the microwave method and it didn't work.