Sunday, June 8, 2014
Dyeing on a Dreary Sunday
It's a gray and dreary day, time to break out the dye pots. The weather is messing with my sinuses and my mood, so I figured I needed some bright color to cheer me up. It began with two skeins of white wool (no idea what kind-its from ages ago) and two cakes of Lion's brand Fisherman's wool. I decided to dip dye each end of the skeins in two separate pots-Jacquard turquoise and hot fuchsia. I let the ends soak about 15 minutes and had poured a bit of each color up to the middle. I was pleasantly surprised when the combination came out to a wonderful shade of purple. For the cakes I dipped half in each color-holding them there for only a few minutes each. Then I set them in a bowl and poured a little of each color over to mix them up. I then nuked them in the microwave for two minutes. Gorgeous color, and great mood lifter. Unfortunately it did not help my sinus trouble.