Yippee! I love it when I get to play along with FO Friday. It makes me feel all warm and squishy and accomplished inside. Awesome. The BIG project I tackled this week is my first yarn dyeing. Yay, me! And, lucky for you, I took pictures all the way. Here's how it all went down...
First, I went out and bought some cheap wool yarn, which seemed like the best choice for experimental work.
Once I had the yarn, I pulled out all of my wilton food coloring bottles. Oooh! Pretty colors. It was ridiculously hard to choose.
First, I used my super fancy swift to un-skein (de-skein?) the yarn while Mr. Right warmed himself in front of the fire. (Did I mention that the temperature here for the last few days has been hovering in the single digits? Brrrrrrr)
After an hour, I checked the water, saw that it was still bright red, then freaked out, having realized that I forgot to add the vinegar and convincing myself that surely everything was ruined. No pictures of the freak out, but I did add the vinegar and let it cook for another 30 minutes or so.
Miraculously, the water was completely clear the next time I checked my yarn soup so I hauled the crock into the laundry room, and using my salad tongs, hung it over the laundry sink to dry. Like so...
This is the part where y'all chime in and tell me what to do. Do I stick it back into the pot? Do I try again with some other yarn in some other color? Advice, opinions, random votes and cookies are all welcome. (What? When are cookies not welcome?)
And once you've solved all my problems, go check out the rest of the FO Friday posts and see what everyone else is up to. It'll be fun.