Today is "Dye day!" I only do this once or twice a month, since set-up and clean-up are so time consuming. I've got about 20 lbs. left on my Merino bump that need dyed, and if I can locate some soda ash in this tiny town, I'll dye 5 lbs. of bamboo too. I've recently started making lists of colors to dye, but for the past three years- it was all totally random.
My top dye goals today are (I use Jacquard acid dyes):
- deep indigo (purple + navy + a wee hint of black)
- gold (sunshine yellow + a pinch of brown)
- mint (tiny sprinkle of spruce and perhaps a tinier sprinkle of yellow)
Since it's winter- I'll have to let the wool dry indoors, which means I have a couple of days to spin leisurely. Thank goodness I splurged on this delicious LOST-inspired "Smoke Monster" batt from Esther of Jazzturtle!
Well, I'm off- first to the post office, and then home to the dye pots.