My friend Melissa and I got our yarn dyeing creds last night and early this morning.
Her main job: She is the master color mixer. She actually measured things. She then, wait for it, wrote the measurements down. I was in awe, as I am the queen of the rush job. I tend to just dump this and dunk that and hope really really hard that things are going to look okay, and most especially not be ugly).
The second best thing ever: It is way cool how the color takes after you microwave yarn that’s been soaking in color for a little while. I thought more would end up going down the drain than staying in the yarn, but I was wrong. Again.
It has been washed, dyed, rinsed, scolded, scalded, drained, squeezed and hung to dry. In a few hours, it will be completely dry and I will do whatever it is you’re supposed to do to finished yarn. And post pictures later when the person we dyed the yarn for gets it.
This is more yarn I dyed last week, April 29 or so. Bare laceweight merino. I have to be a little more careful about temperature changes and how I get the dye on it; the merino really does stick together and felt if you squeeze it too much. This is seriously hard to separate. I want to get another 10 skeins or more so bad I can taste it; there are so many colors and styles I want to attempt.
Now just a quick look to make sure I typed dyed, not died, and dyeing, not dying, all over this post like I keep doing on Ravelry. Those words may sound alike, but they are so not the same thing.