Soak, dye, set, dry. That’s what I’m looking forward to this week.
James and I placed our order for acid dyes this weekend and we’re very excited to try dying yarns and wools. I for one am excited to experiment with colors and patterns (for the wool especially) but I think James might be more interested in just making a red and black mess. Either way I think it’ll be super fun. So we’re getting Jacquard acid dyes and we’re starting off with Scarlet, Yellow Sun, Emerald, Sapphire Blue, Silver Grey and Jet Black. I think we have the makings for success on the way. The only problem is I don’t know if I can wait another week! I mean really, a whole 6 days?? At least I have my knitting until then.
I’ve got my trusty dye manual here, too. I suppose we can just read it and oogle over pictures until the dye arrives. Anyone wanting to learn to dye (not that I can say I’m any level of authority at this point) should think about getting/borrowing/checking out at the library the book Hand Dyeing Yarn & Fleece by Gail Callahan. It’s seriously the greatest. So many wonderful pictures makes it really easy for people like me (with no attention span when it comes to actually having to read directions) to know what you’re doing or what you should be thinking about doing next. I really can’t wait.