where on earth has the time gone? the winter whizzed by and now it's mere weeks til craftstravaganza. i have been cranking out the dyed yarn pretty regularly since i last posted, but the spinning has been slow. sales of the handspun have been down a bit across the board and i just wonder if folks think it's too much of a splurge. no problem, i can make scrap balls faster than i can spin yarn. and the dyeing satisfies my urge to play with color. here's a look at what i have been up to lately.
this was so fun: a rainbow of yarn scraps dyed with easter egg colors! we had friends over saturday night for an impromptu egg dye and we were joking about how on monday all the yarnies would scarf up the clearance boxes of Paas for 15 cents each... that got me thinking i could try it out when the eggs were all done. it was my first time with this medium and it worked very well. i soaked a couple yards in each cup of egg dye until it was saturated and heat-set it in the microwave for about a minute. the lighter ones didn't get as hot so the color did not take as well. i may pursue this in the future if these testers are color fast. well, if i get to walgreens in time to scrounge the post-holiday leftovers.