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