My dear friend Roberta, aka Dr. Sock , was due to arrive shortly for a dyeing session, so I put on a happy face and made myself promise that I wouldn't burden her with my sad news. Well, that lasted about 5 minutes! Roberta is such a friend: she listens, commiserates, and then helps me walk through my emotional mine fields! Plus, we had the pleasure of mixing dyes and then putting them on yarn!!!! WooHoo!!!!
Here's Dr. Sock preparing her dyes:
We had soaked my yarn and her roving in a solution of vinegar and water for a half hour:
In all of the excitement and eager anticipation, I forgot to take pictures as we added the dyes to the yarn and roving, but here's my second batch after I got it out of the microwave (yes: all done in the microwave!!):
And here it is after it had been washed out and was ready for drying:
I know, I know: only I would wear socks knitted with wild yarn like that!
This is my first skein of yarn: it's a lovely blend of black, chocolate brown, and a bit of dark blue:
Barker's the perfect dyeing companion........and he wears the colors of the day well!
Roberta and I got to clowning around with my yarns:
As you can see from the above shot: a session with Dr. Sock is the perfect antidote to an exposure to disappointment!