I read somewhere that it was hard to get true reds when wool dyeing and while dyeing this, my heart was pounding while I chanted. "Please don't turn out pink, please don't turn out pink...". Obviously I had nothing to worry about. Of course if it came out pink, Elizabeth (Austy's 18m old cousin) wouldn't have minded as she would have surely had something made out of it. I have now overcome my personal challenge of making red wool. Quite boyish, don't you think?
I made the inky blue contrast too. Beautiful soft Treliske organic merino 8ply, now in colour!
And here's Austy in the tracksuit I made him. Not the best pic, but he won't stand still for a second! I wan't very imaginative - just followed the pattern and decided it had to have a matching pocket on the bum, so added that myself. I was going to put a quilting print (antique cars) on the pocket flaps, but got lazy and just wanted to finish it quickly... Good thing though, it's suddenly cool here and he has worn it many times already.