On this last rainy Sunday morning, I decided to try out a jar of dye I had bought at the Connecticut Sheep and Fiber show. I measured out enough dye to color roughly a pound and cooked the left 8 ounces of Romney for 1/2 hour in a gallon or two of water in the 20 qt stockpot. Then I put in the spun yarn in the center (no cooking) for about an hour or so, and then colored the right stuff. It started out that pink color (which is a color I will *never* use), and ended up this awful gray. I might actually use the gray by blending with something else. We'll see.
I love how easy it was to get this rich color! And since this was all colored before spinning, the options are endless for the yarn! Oh the possibilities!
Checking In On the River
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