Thursday, April 9, 2009

And, lo, behold!

It is sock yarn! Dyed by me very own hands, it is. With big-girl dyes, no more of that food color wussy stuff.

It came out very, very bright. I guess I'm used to over-dyeing recycled yarns, not starting with bright white bases, but I've been collecting a few different ones to sample for the day when I have wholesale capabilities and $500 to sink into orders. This one is Treadsoft.


So bright, in fact, that it seems to make my camera a little queasy, and the colors/focus keeps coming out wonky. But it's pretty!



Reskeined for your enjoyment.


I learned several important things while dyeing this yarn.

1. Crock pots can NOT go on the stove. You think I would've looked this up ahead of time.



2. Mrs Meyer's Clean Day, while I really don't like the smell, is pretty good for getting blue dye off of countertops, cabinetry, etc.

3. Respirators are necessary. I had dust masks for mixing, but I tend to be a little sensitive to chemicals and the vinegar/dye steam was making me a little dizzy, so I got a real, hardcore "toxic dust" respirator. This thing blocks asbestos and hantavirus, and makes me feel like a storm trooper. Hell yes.



I tried it out today (which means more pictures once that stuff dries) and you can't smell a thing. It's excellent.


You may be saying, "But Alex, why weren't you working on editing your methods section for your thesis today?" to which I reply "You shut the hell up, that's why."

3 comments:

  1. your work is totally inspiring.

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  2. When you come back to your home state you should let me walk around with that mask on. Maybe I can wear it to work??

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  3. Haha, I'm sure they'd love that. I don't want to see you shot by security.

    (And thank you Lindsey!)

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