On Monday I was cooking something up.
You guessed it...yarn. Not just any yarn, but some of the first handspun I did on a combination of drop spindle and a wheel in the spinning class I took.
Here it is before:
I had a little over 10 oz. of fiber and used just over 1/2 tsp of Violet and mixed in about 1/4 tsp of Black (no taste black, of course!)--Wilton Icing Colors.
Things were perking right along with the whole dye job, but I couldn't figure out why it was seeming to take forever for the dye to exhaust and why it appeared as if the blue in the Violet was pulling out and only the red portion was attaching to the fiber. After about an hour of cooking, the light bulb in my tired little brain went off. VINEGAR, yep I forgot to add it. Amazing what happens when you add a little acid to the mix.
Can you say Grape Ape?
The Super Bowl Scarf is done and has been turned in to the powers that be. No picture as, well, it looks the same, just longer!
Over the weekend, another FO flew off the needles...sewing machine needles that is. For some time, I had been stalking some fabric I liked, waiting for it to go on sale with the intention of making a tablecloth. Finally, it did. There is still enough left with the remnants to possibly make a small table topper for the table on the back porch. With any luck, it will get done this summer.
If you look closely on the right side of the bottom picture, you can catch a glimpse of Minerva.