|The undyed homespun yarn|
|My best witchy recipe...|
After half an hour of heating the yarn, (carefully) turning it over a few times, I started to get a bit panicky, because the dye didn't seem to 'catch'. After a quick chat with my Twitter yarnies, I realized I should have actually degreased the yarn more (lesson number 1), because greasy yarn apparently doesn't really want to stick to the dye. I had spun the yarn straight from the dirty sheep, and it could have with a litle Olive soap or Woollite. Tip for next time!
|Hanging the yarn out to dry|
I now have 539 grams of yarn to knit this little number, without the turtle neck...
|A nice pile of dyed yarn, making me a happy bunny|
|I made this!!!|
Anyway, encouraged by the kettle adventure, I ripped open some of the other sachets, mixed them up with hot water, plucked some (clean-ish) unspun fleece and dyed them in the microwave - until I ran out of clingfilm ;)
|More spinning wool!!!|
As the pots with dyewater were still very purple after dying the homespun yarn, I decided to dunk some more fleece in. What did I have to loose? And just see how that came out!
|Another load of wool....|
|From light to very dark purple...|
Oh, and by the way, I finished the pink socks. After breaking two circular needles in the process... Tadaaaa:
|New England - by Nancy Bush, knit in Fabel on 2.25mm bamboo circs|
|Lots of fagoting, which gives a very airy effect|
The next small knitting project has already been started... And tonight I will start swatching properly for my new sweater!