Unfortunately, I noticed something while I was taking pre-reveal photos (when no vinegar had been added to either bowl). The miniskein of yarn that I had in the cool pink dyebath picked up a tinge of color that did not rinse out quickly. I know from experience with space dyeing that red dyes take less time and require less acid to adhere to yarn, but at this point before even starting the experiment I had a feeling that we were doomed to failure. (Of course, I also did not know the gender of my child yet. If the baby were a girl, things could still appear to have worked as planned.)
|While setting up for this picture I first noticed that the experiment would not go as planned.|
Some further dyeing experiments:
- Repeat the above experiment but add vinegar to the pink dyebath and not the blue.
- Vary the pH of the dyebath to see how it affects color uptake in side by side pots. (Even make one sample basic.)
Since the video didn't work out as expected, I had to "cheat" to create our gender announcement for facebook.
|It's a boy!|