The yarn has to be soaked in an acid bath* before you dye it.
|What's in the buckets?|
|Dyerista? No, no let's not call anybody that.|
|The table before the dyeing.|
|Unfortunately, I didn't get any really good shots of the bluebells mixed in.|
|Almost finished. I added blue for the bluebonnets, even though they weren't in my photo.|
|Not the best lighting; the yarn is actually purple.|
|Hand spun, hand dyed. Yeah, it's awesome.|
|Isn't this the coolest rack? When you are done you can slide the sticks back in for easy storage. The yarn is pretty cool too.|
|The yarns I dyed. Not that I'm proud of them at all. No sir, not me.|
Of the three techniques, I preferred hand painting best. It took longer, and I had to remember to flip the skein, but I had more control.
Now the big question – what am I going to knit?
*No, Mr. Yarn, I expect you to dye.
**DH thinks Hot Noodles sounds like a J-pop band. I think of this NPR piece that has scared me away from ever eating instant cup o' noodles again.