One of the highlights of my year is when Megabirthday roles around -- it's so enjoyable to see what Cinema Chaat will present for our amusement, entertainment, and, of course, delight.
So when Temple suggested that this year might involve an exploration of Chiranjeevi's socks, I knew what I had to do. I was going to be spending a week in July at dye camp, and first on my list of priorities was to dye a sock yarn that would be worthy of being worn by the Megastar.
But what to do? What colour to choose? I asked Temple for advice, and what I took away was the idea of black, hot pink, and metallic. What I came up with? Was this:
I started with that single hank of hot pink yarn on the far left. I wanted to make sure I could get that colour Just Right before I started to play around with combinations of pink and black. In the end, I dyed two hanks of plain sock yarn, starting with pink, and overdyeing with black, and two hanks of yarn with silver stellina in it, starting with black and overdyeing with pink.
What I was trying to do was capture the essence of the Megastar: I wanted something colourful and bold, and yet masculine. Something masculine, but for a man willing to wear glitter with abandon!
And what I really love was how this tied in with the first Chiranjeevi film I watched in its entirety, for last year's Megabirthday celebration, Yamudiki Mogudu, especially with this song, especially starting around 2:38:
I really loved the opportunity to try this out, and I am absolutely looking forward to dyeing more yarns inspired by the movies I watch. I'd really like to work on this Megabirthday colourway a little more, too. Maybe for next year I'll actually knit up a pair of socks.