I dyed! I couldn’t help it. Even though there was ice in the little water that pooled on the canvas cover over the hay bunk – somehow, my indigo didn’t freeze. It wasn’t supposed to get that cold! I was NOT happy when I saw the ice.
So I picked one last batch of indigo and did 2 skeins.
The one on the left is the remaining skein I dyed with dahlias last year and didn’t get to over-dye because of frost. It is finally green! I hung in a window a short piece of yarn that was dyed with dahlias and overdyed with indigo to see how it handled the sun. I noticed no fading over the several weeks it hung there! So the indigo has stabilized the dahlia – which fades easily. Nice to know!
Both are sport wt, 100% alpaca. They are still partially wet in the picture. The color will even out and be a bit lighter when completely dry. Though not on the production schedule, they will be a pretty addition for the upcoming shows.
I did get 8 pair of wristwarmers knit yesterday – took me until 9PM! But I have not started finishing any of them! It’s gonna be crunch-time!
I now have a baby hat with me where ever I go – especially while sitting at my computer. I can get quite a bit done while waiting for screens to display – that is the ONLY good thing about my slowing dying computer.