Thursday, February 17, 2005

patience is not my strong suit

(putting it mildly)

I am eagerly waiting for my package of fresh fiber and "real" dyes. I read a cool entry about some more technical aspects of color dyeing. I think i really should read that book (Color in Spnning, by Deb Menz), it seems to be the book on the subject. I had also been concerned about using the acid dyes at my house, but now i've realized that i had a simple solution right in front of me: WORK! i've got gloves, a scientific scale for making stock solutions, citric acid, a microwave dedicated solely to cooking harmful things, the fume hood, and 24 hour access... rock on. now i'm really excited now!

Here's the resulting skein from my previous attempt with kool-aid dyes.

i'm pleased with how it came out. The romney fiber isn't the softest, but i'll think of some use for it.

In ribby news, i've finished the back and both front panels. I don't want to get too far ahead of the group so i'll work on something else this weekend.


At 2/18/2005 5:14 AM, Blogger Elayne said...

The finished yarn may not be the colors you intended but it's beautiful just the same.
I also find myself doing an awful lot of praying while dyeing.
Love your blog...contents and attitude :)


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