Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ummm . . . Pink Again

I'm planning a "bubble and squeak" wrap for the end of my Spinning Folio. "Bubble and Squeak" are the fritters traditionally made with leftovers from a roast dinner--usually the day after. So my "Bubble and Squeak" wrap will be all the bits of handspun that didn't make it into the folio for whatever reason:
  • excess to requirements
  • trial runs
  • skeins where I forgot to keep a sample to display
  • insufficient fibre to make up the required quantity
  • unidentified spinning . . .

To unify the whole thing--and because I don't like to wear neutral colours--I've been dyeing the skeins in shades of purple and pink. Here's today's brew:

This one is the excess of my medium woollen sample. The dye is Landscape, Galah. As you can see, my dye pot is nothing very flash and it shares the stove with the coffee pot. Most of the brown on the stove top is over-enthusiastic coffee. Once the stove cools down, I'll give it a clean up, but for now, I'm going to turn that dye pot down to simmer and get back to my spinning.


Dee said...

I love it - a random collection of threads and yarns. I think it is neat that they will be in a colour that isn't usual for you. i am delighting in your pink phase - pink on my friend.

Textile Tragic said...

Don't scare me now . . . mostly purple with highlights of pink . . . and I don't know if I'll actually wear it:)