My friend London, who’s been helping me dye my yarn, finds herself without time, thanks to training for a career change. So this means–YIKES—I’ll soon be on my own. She’s going to help me one more time next week. We’ll dye about 40 skeins, and I’ll hang on her every word. Then I’ll do the remaining 60 skeins on my own. (Have I said “Yikes” yet? Oh, yeah, I have.) Here’s a photo of pot dyeing from last year:
I ordered my own supply of dyes from the Dharma Trading Company. The color strips on the company’s website are tiny. After I studied them for awhile, they all started looking the same. And it’s overwhelming—do I want to make yarn that’s bright and colorful, or subtle and moody? Do I go heavy on the greens and avoid the yellows? Who knows.
I just made my classic “I am confused but am going ahead” face, and placed an order. Here are the colors I’ve begun to dream about:
I see now that I’m heavy on the jewel tones. Hmm. Interesting, but not surprising. Here’s a photo of paint dyeing from last year: