With the exception of Saturday, we had a great week for dyeing. What is even more exceptional is that it is still only February. The daffodils are in full bloom too. Of course it’s in the upper 40’s today, after a high of 84 degrees yesterday. Yep, that is totally normal for middle Tennessee.
Saturday morning had a very chilly start of 24 degrees, but work must be done. So, we got out there early and got the largest batch of yarn dyed. I forgot to get pictures while it was drying so here’s the buckets after taking them off the lines. The colors were the warm greens, purples, greys, pinks and teals.
We took a day off between batches to allow for drying time and to prep for the next one. Monday was much warmer and we got the second large batch done. The colors we did were cool greens, black, yellows, oranges, reds and neutrals. We took a day off again to let the yarn dry and prep for the last day’s work.
Wednesday was blues day and the weather was even better.
I am very pleased with how great they came out. I am also so glad to put away the dye pots for awhile. LOL!
I am working on labels today while Jerry is back at work in the shop on some new Shawl and Hair Sticks. We are adding back some exotic woods like Purple Heart and Mahogany, as well as restocking the domestic woods.
I have been working on my new design when I can, which is not as much as I would like. Progress has been made though. I completed the edging on the cast on end and have knitted 4 and one half repeats on the main body. The edging will look much better after blocking.
I apologize for the time between posts and for the brevity in this one, but labels await my attention. See you soon!
2 thoughts on “What a Great Week for Dyeing”
Don’t apologize for not posting – work, care for your own physical and mental health and family should come first, and of course if you spend no time knitting, you have less to post about!
Lovely colors – one post I would love to see is your schedule of festivals and other displays.
Thank you. I know you’re correct but I do like to be more consistent with posting so it bothers me when I struggle to find the energy. Thanks for the suggestion about my festival schedule. It is online but a special blog post is a good idea. I’ll try to get that done some time in the next couple of weeks.