We’ve all had the experience of dye ‘breaking’ during the setting process — some dyes set faster while other dye molecules wander around a while.
This evening I was dyeing up some of the new Luxury Fingering aiming mostly for nearly solids, or monochrome fades.
But this Twinset….. well, I have NO idea what happened because I was using ONE jar of dye. Granted, it was leftover from *that* jar (which was a mix of a mix of a couple other mixes, so thoroughly blended), and leftovers from *this* jar, which was a tiny bit of blue-gray, into which I put a bit of pink. So, anyway, I remixed ALL of this leftover stuff, added a little supplemental citric acid for good measure, covered the jar, shook it thoroughly and it was a single oddly sexy musty dirty green….. I poured it onto the yarn …. and
How the hell did that happen? It broke even as I poured it! I mean, it IS sort of cool-looking, but I am mystified completely. Even so, after almost eleven years doing this (Yeah, for real — October 1 is my 11th anniversary!), I still say, “If I knew what the hell I was doing, I might could get a job somewhere.” Hahahaha 🙂