27 July, 2010

sixty-seventh skein

Here is my sixty-seventh skein, spun of Ashland Bay merino in their colour peacock for the K2P2 scarf.

Yesterday I tossed the turquoise-dyed wool in the bin. It had developed a musty smell. The rinse water still had dye leaching into it. Who knows if the wool would ever have come clear. I neglected to change the water the day before, a day when the temperature hit 41 C (105 F) outside, and that was probably what did it in. I feel bad and I hate to disappoint those at the dye workshop who encouraged me and were looking forward to seeing the wool spun up. I was looking forward to the spinning part too.

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