Checked the silk and it was still too light nor did the color compliment the velvet. The truly discouraging news is that the second dye bath (with three precious PM dye packets) didn't turn the silk that much darker. My "pretty good mood" is evaporating away quickly. I'm not ready to give up in an hysteric fit yet though.
I washed the silk in ivory snow. I didn’t get much color in the wash water so that is a good sign. It means the color is there to stay and I rinsed it well enough yesterday. I combined the silk with the remaining 4 packets of dye. If that isn't dark enough I'll have to make another trip to PM or wait for my Jo-Anns to get more dye in. It's my dumb luck that I stumbled upon the perfect color during my test so I know it can be done. I'm assuming that dyeing over and over again will work. It better.
It looks a bit darker but not much. It’s only been in for 15 minutes though. I think I’m just going to leave it there for a few hours. I really don’t want to have to buy more dye if I can help it.
Oh yeah, and I think I may be getting sick too. My sore throat of yesterday feels like it's turning into another sinus head cold. I so do not need to be sick right now! Hopefully it’s just a sore throat and some sinus issues. I get those a lot (plus migraines) in the damp, changeable weather we have been having lately. Fun, fun!