Monday, August 31, 2009

Dyeing Day!

I got 350 yds of a wool/nylon blend sportweight yarn I recycled from a sweater dyed today. I didn't squish the dye around quite enough and I have soem white spots, but not too many. I used Cushings silver grey green, blue, green and maroon and steamed it in a roasting pan in the oven on 150 degrees for about an hour. The skein I laid on the very top has colors that are a little more vibrant than the other 2 bottom skeins. The top picture shows the yarn soaking before I squeezed the water out and poured on the dye; the next pic is the yarn with the dye on, ready to go in the oven, then there are the drying skeins on the line, and 2 of the finished skeins after they have dried.
We went fishing yesterday, and while the lake by Chris and Richards has sucked pretty much this year, it came back with a vengeance for John. We decided to stop there before we picked Chris up because we hadn't been there in awhile and John caught this 17 inch fat guy on a pumpkinseed plastic worm. We picked Chris up and went to Hidden Lake, and then back to Chris' pond, but there were no other fish caught the rest of the day.

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