What could be more appropriate for an all-Alaskan yarn than to dye it with 100% Alaskan snow? And so I did.
Base yarn is the Alaska Yarn Co. 100% Alaskan Grown Wool, DK/light worsted weight from CommuKnitty Stash in Homer, AK. Remember when I bought it last fall? Here's the nest I plucked it from, all pale and bare down in the corner:
and the whole thing left in the heated garage overnight to let the snow melt and the dye seep down into the yarn. Next morning, this is what I had:
Pretty pleasing that for once, I got something like what I was expecting from a crazy dye technique, a cloudy blue Alaska sky. Last layer was a sparse sprinkle of yellow powder, for sunshine and to meld with some of the blue to form greenery.
Then a half hour's steam, a rinse, and what have we got?
The yarn for a very Alaskan hat.