After an overnight soak, Elizabeth was ready for her bath. Unlike Melodye, who I think is so brave for using her washer, I still use the kitchen sink-at least for rinsing.
I am doing the actual washing these days in a cooler. It keeps the water hot longer. I just fill it up with water from the tap and stove and then bail it out in the sink when I am done.
Elizabeth is snowy white but part of her got a dye job. I wanted some black in order to do some future colorwork.
While I was waiting for the fleece to soak in her bath, I also washed and dyed a few more Merino locks for the Featherweight Cardi that's in need of another skein or two. The white dried quickly in the dry air. I need to go dust off the carder.
When dry, the black looked blue. I simmered it slowly in the crock pot until the dye exhausted but I ended up with lots of interesting colors instead of a solid jet black. Not expected, but lovely. I am sure once spun I will like it.