Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dye Another Day

I know I said I was done with the Corriedale but I meant the washing. I still had plying and dyeing to do which I did today. The Mister was away so it was time to make a big mess in the kitchen all morning.

I had a couple of poor unsuspecting skeins that needed some color. Little did they know what was in store for them. Poor things.

I used the pour and massage technique for one and this time I was brave enough to use three colors.

The second one got shoved in a jar with some purple dye and some very hot water.

I had noticed earlier while dyeing some fiber that the purple dye did some interesting things all by itself. That pink and that purple were all made in the same jar at the same time. If fiber could do that surely yarn could too.

 The verdict is still out on how much I am going to like the colors once they are dry. They look pretty fun for some crazy socks and who doesn't need crazy socks?

I also got some more pretty fiber for hand carding from this morning's big mess. Now ALL of last year's Corriedale has been turned into something other than dirty fleece-but that something still needs to turned into something else. It never ends, does it?


  1. Love your blog...just came across it and I found the stuffing the yarn in the jar to be extremely interesting. I'll have to try that next!!!!!!!!!! :-)


    1. Just had a look at your blog and I am in awe!!!

  2. Yes, you're right. There's always something more to do. After your lovely fleece is spun, knitting or weaving it will change it again.