Monday, September 12, 2011
Dyeing & loving it,& musings
Savannah`s parents are divorcing,my son signed the papers & mailed them last week.They have been struggling with their marriage for awhile,my son is not easy to live with having bipolar.It will be good for the children in the long run,& perhaps their parents will grow up some when they part ways.I`m a little scared for my daughter-in-law after losing her mother,she is going downhill in many ways & I just pray she will find her peace as only she can do it for herself.
This is a hod-podge of writing this post,sorry! Last week I posted the wrong link for world bird Wed.,I didn`t have time to figure out what I did wrong,but now I know.Don`t put "the"in the link!
I dyed wool & mohair last week..It was so much fun to see what colors I end up with,I will probably never be able to figure out how I got the colors that I did.I should keep a notebook,but I want to just have fun right now.
I dyed a skein of my own hand spun,carded,& washed fleece with Country Classics lilac.I may have put too much powder in,so when the skein got a little more color than I wanted,I took it out,& being the thrifty person that I am,I didn`t want to waste the color remaining in the kettle,so I placed some wool & mohair in to soak it up.It turned out a pretty blue-green,kinda a baby blue.
The Cushings dye I bought WAS to be a blue-green,but it looks mostly green.So I placed the other dyed fleece with some of it & I am going to card to together all mixed up.I may throw some more fleece in the kettle with not as much lilac,then blend it all together.The mohair locks are so shiny.
Hmmmm,I wonder if I dyed the fiber with the colors of the butterfly on the butterfly bush,an orange & a lilac?