It's been hectic in my little world lately, but I'm still out here, doing something, trying to get by and have fun while doing it!
This month, River City Knitters' meeting consisted of a dyeing demonstration facilitated by Andrea McGee. Here are a couple of photos - I had not planned to get my hands dirty per se, but ended up getting drawn in anyway!
Interestingly, Clothos Handspinners also had dyeing on their July agenda... I attended with some friends, but did not participate actively b/c I had not signed up. Here's a photo of Olivia (see Virginia Knits) 'helping' a fellow dyer!
Now, being a curious person and having attended two dyeing workshops, I was itching to give it a go. At the RCK meeting, one member described how she'd made up some food coloring paste dye and put a commercially produced wool skein in the dye and let the dye wick up into the skein - it came out soooo cool that I knew this is what I had to do. So, I grabbed a skein of
and mixed up some food coloring paste dye. Here's a photo of it cooking in my crockpot - I cropped it a little b/c the white of the yarn came out REALLY too white even though the yarn started out more cream in color....
The skein and the loose yarn is home now, dripping and drying. I'll still have to unwind the skein and rewind it into a new ball. Now, you're just going to have to wait with me to see how it all turns out!
Keep your fingers crossed.