We are having a lot of rain! Outside is not too nice for photography. I have better things to do than dry out my camera. I am getting out each day...dog walk...duck chores...checking on my drowning early plantings...oh well....
No worries though...lots of other things to do inside! Here are couple of the things I have managed to do during the soggy, drizzly days....I am grateful for rainy days during the busy spring time...a change is as good as a rest!
|A little crockpot over dyeing of handspun yarn.|
Just got a hankering for some different colors and to fixed some "ugly" yarn.
A pretty easy method if you aren't concerned about repeating the formula (guess what? I rarely try!) I follow this recipe for oven dyeing and adapt it to the crock pot. Soak the skein in some hot water with a squirt of Dawn dish soap in a separate tub. In the crockpot add a bit of hot water, a cup of vinegar, a heaping tablespoon of non-iodized salt, and the dye powder (be sure to wear a particle mask for this part)
Then I dip my damp skein in to see if I like the color and add more dye to adjust. Put the skein in the crockpot and pour the dawn water to fill the pot. I usually do 2 skeins at a time. Give it all a good stir. Leave the pot on high for about 3 to 4 hours. Unplug and allow to cool overnight or all day. The dye will be exhausted and the water should be clear.
Here is how I block and dry my yarn. Two old mop sticks, gallon water jugs and bungee cords.
My Cellar ~ Like my steps?
A new idea for a scarf on the little loom!
Runa & Vern blowing of some stuck inside steam!
Grateful for Fiber Fun!!
It is my intention, each Sunday, to share something that fills me with Gratitude.
I write ~~~Gratitude~~~ with the wavy lines to represent the gratitude ENERGY~~~~~!
I hope you will join me and share your gratitude moments.
~~~Amen, Blessed Be, Namaste'~~~