Ready to Dye
I have admired hand-dyed yarn and fiber for so long. It’s time to take the plunge. I finished spinning some singles of merino in a color called Ruby Twist similar to this from Copper Moose via ebay.
Here’s the dilemma: I only have 8 oz. of this fiber and really want to spin for something more than a scarf. So I sorted through my fiber stash and found one lot of 8 oz. of white undyed merino and another pound of undyed merino from a different source. I also have some bottles of acid dye I bought some time ago.
Here’s the plan: as soon as I get some synthrapol I am going to prep and dye the 8 oz. merino batch purple to ply with the ruby twist. Then I will dye the pound either red or purple. Or maybe red and purple……………. Voila! Enough DK weight yarn (theoretically) for a shawl! And, more importantly, my first foray into the world of fiber dyeing. Fiber adventures!