Or should I say....how to fix a really bad dye job......NO!!!!! I'm not talking about my hair.
I'm talking about 400 grams of a merino/silk blend. I bought this fibre about 5 years ago from the lady who taught me how to spin. I loved it so much that I didn't let this stuff age in my stash, I spun it right away. But there it stayed until I could decide what to do with it.
Recently, I was playing around with some dyes and mucked it up royally. So I left the "skeins of shame" hang where they would be a constant reminder to my dyeing inadequacies. Frankly, they were screaming louder than any UFO ever could.
Let's just say that over dyeing is a wonderful way to save my bacon. What I did to it was just down right criminal...makes me shudder just to think of it. To make matters worse, the teen would ask what I was going to do with that ugly yarn. It is 70/30 merino/silk and doesn't deserve this. So, without further ado, here's what I did...in reverse.......
A close up of my hand spun. The finished skein.What do you mean, you use your salad spinner for lettuce? It's a good thing DH and the girls like sauerkraut, I need the big jars for dyeing. Now you can see why I needed to over dye. We've had a long talk and the skeins have decided to forgive me. I'll finally be able to sleep at night.
Until next time
Yours in Yarn,