Hand Dyeing Wool
I've been hand dyeing yarn quite a bit lately so I thought I'd share some pictures. Here are the skeins drying overnight last night. I use a microwave (not the one I cook in) as a heat source.
These are the "logs" waiting to go into the microwave:
This is superwash 100% merino, and it takes the dyes beautifully. For this batch, I'm using acid dyes; sometimes I use food coloring, which also works very well. Some people use Kool-Aid, which works great, but I don't because I don't like the smell. I can picture a little girl with a pretty purple hat asking her mother why it smells like grapes every time it rains.
Here are the skeins waiting to be knitted. Did I mention I'm a color junkie???