May 28, 2006

Now Some Explanations

1) My second dyed skein was way too watery, pastel looking. I put it in the dye pot with 5 tablespoons of a medium blue. I really like how it turned out and will be sending it to my swap pal. I'm calling it "Poolside."

2) First and second skeins side by side.

3) A third skein, dyed in a more random style and microwaved is having a serious bleeding problem with the magenta. I rinsed it five or six times and it was still running very badly. It's drying now. I may try to add more magenta to some areas and just cook the hell out of it to try to make it stick.

4) All the samples skeins from my fall spinning class are finally done. I'm planning on using them all together to knit a very simple shawl.