Okay, you know it’s been too long since you last dye fiber when…you forget to presoak the yarn and the fiber. Then you forget to add the vinegar.

It was a gorgeous day outside. Just the right type of day to pull out the dye pots and play with color. Thankfully, nothing unrepairable. I just hope that I “cooked” the yarn long enough once I remembered the vinegar for the colors to set correctly. I even remembered that a couple of the colors I used are notoriously bad about exhausting, plus the fact that I used way too much of the said dye to get the saturated color I wanted. The yarn refuses to rinse clear.

The last batch of fiber is brewing on the back porch in my electric turkey roaster. I can’t wait.