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« on: February 21, 2011 01:39:00 PM »

i wasn't feeling too well today, due to a lot of things (e.g.: i had to burry one of my cats; it was time for my at-least-weekly doctor's appointment;...) - so i decided to dye some wool. only a little bit... not too much...  Wink
i usually dye batts of 100gr each. the problem is: i can't handle heavy things with my hands, and thus can't handle that "large" amounts of wet wool or big bowls full of water. turns out i'm able to dye smaller batts of circa 25gr each.  and i dyed... twelve of those - i mean, that's only 300gr. Grin i just couldn't stop myself.


100% pre-carded merino, dyed with acid dyes (i only have yellow, red, blue, black and violet, so a lot of mixing was involved)

i put them outside to dry... so colourful, i started to grin like mad.


my father almost died laughing when he saw the clothesline... in his opinion i should have tried to spell something like "HAPPY BIRTHDAY", taken a picture of it AND made greeting cards for yarn addicts.  Roll Eyes


and, because it's really cold outside: they FROZE. they all FROZE, and they dried. Smiley can you see the little icicles hanging down from some of them?


tadaa!



oh, and... i'm going to add more pictures tomorrow. because, like i said, i just couldn't stop myself. especially after i visited the doctor (my medicine still doesn't work properly, etc...).
i dyed some (read: everything i could find) washed but uncarded anonymous wool from my stash. Grin it's still drying. i think my mother looks forward to carding all that stuff for me, lol.

but: i'm feeling a bit better now. all those colours really helped to improve my mood today. Smiley

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edit: scroll down for more colour. Wink
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011 01:49:18 PM »

I was feeling a bit glum myself but I appreciate the colors and the work you put into it. You can tell your dad they line says HMHMHMHMHM because it's contemplating what to do next hehe
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011 02:37:47 PM »

I was just thinking it says "Mmmmm!", which is still perfectly appropriate because any yarn lover will appreciate those delicious candy colors!!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011 05:24:17 AM »

hehe, thank you. Grin next time i'll try to spell HELLO WORLD or something like that...

still don't know how much wool it's in total, maybe i'm going to weigh it this evening...

uncarded, anonymous sheep - i washed it several months ago, but there's still some hay and other stuff left in it... doesn't bother me, though.


greens and blues


reds, pinks, yellows


finally - a basket full of wooly joy. Grin


i reused most of the dye baths and took water from the basin i used to presoak the wool - so i didn't use that much water after all... (was trying to see how much water it actually takes for this kind of dyeing process.)
i have another doctor's appointment this afternoon (already had one this morning.  Roll Eyes) and i might be washing and dyeing more wool afterwards. or maybe i'll get my mother to start carding. (we have a drumcarder and she'll get some of the wool to spin for herself, so it isn't like i'm punishing her. Grin)
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011 05:15:43 PM »

oh, how lovely.  hee.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011 01:10:36 PM »

Loving all those colors!!! Awesome! Makes me want to start dyeing!
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