Ich war höchst fleißig in den letzten Tagen, habe gestrickt, gefärbt und insgesamt viel geplant. Das meiste ist noch nicht photographiert, aber hier schonmal ein paar Bilder von meinen Färbungen von Samstag und Sonntag. 400g Löwenzahn (Hälfte davon hinterher überfärbt) und 2,4kg Indigo, also insgesamt 2,6kg Garne in drei verschiedenen Lauflängen (8/4, 12/4 und 3/3).
I've been very busy with knitting and dyeing and such lately. Most of it has not been photographed yet, but here are a few pictures of my indigo and dandelion dyeings from this weekend. 2,6kg of yarn in total, three different weights (8/4, 12/4, 3/3).
As you can see, I've done some experimenting with dyeing over yarn already dyed with dandelion, cortinarius phoeniceus and sage.
Second afterbath of sage, overdyed with indigo second (top left) and third (bottom middle) afterbath.
Just as large was the difference between the two different sage lots both overdyed in the third afterbath of indigo. The stronger one hardly changed.
As you can see here, the vast difference between the two sage-lots above is due to the third afterbath of indigo having just about no color left. I really like this pale color, though, and can't wait to knit with it.
In the same pale dyebath, I sent a skein of pale reddish experiment from a couple of months ago swimming. I had been trying out a kind of mushroom closely related to the ones that yield those extremely efficient dark crimson colors - but I screwed up the dyeing process and only got a very pale red. I had anticipated something purplish, but... hey, still a nice skein.
And last but not least, a shot of the two dandelion skeins. They are already wound up into balls and
right now I am busy winding the indigo skeins. This could take a while - in total, there's a couple dozen kilometers of yarn to wind... Good thing I can read while doing this, it's actually rather relaxing.