Sunday, 9 February 2014
Fresh Pots of Colour
I was looking for a particular photo and came across several from last spring and summer, where the sun was shining, the sky was blue and the grass was green. Remember green grass? It seems like forever. In a fit of pique and frustration, I grabbed the dye pot and tossed in 100 grams of fibre, some blue and yellow dye, in an effort to get grass and sunshine on my fibre.
Two days ago, I found a whole pound of superwash Blue Faced Leicester blend which I bought last fall. It was too white and snowy looking for me right then. I divided it up into 3 sections of about 150 grams each. These were the results of Friday's 2 dyepots. The icy blue one just screamed to be called Polar Vortex while the green is very much the shades of the first few freshly emerged leaves and grasses, in the spring.
It was a great little break from the final stretch of spinning homework, which has been taking over my free time of late.