It has taken me much longer than I expected to spin up a skein of the Romeny that I had processed some time last year. It is much finer than anything I have spun to date.
The sheen is great, even though it is spun in woolen fashion. This skein is 4 oz. and has 396 yds! I have barely touched this fleece. I look forward to starting the next bobbin!
I also have a cache of skeins of treated colors in 8/4 cotton ready to weave. Though I am chickening out just a little and weaving a bunch in some of the light colors I have.
I began to notice that I could tell when the salt was gone from the skein as I was rinsing. All of a sudden the excess color would begin to come out in the rinse water. I then thought that maybe I should just rinse with plain cold water and skip the salt!
That is what I am doing with the bright pink , called Tulip. I am also not spending hours any more standing at the sink rinsing skeins. Instead, I put a couple of skeins in to soak overnight and then go to bed. In the morning I wring them out and change the water, I do that several times throughout the day. It seems to be easier on me, and I am not using as much water as before.
I have come to think of the dye that comes off of the skeins as truly excess, I am pleased to say that it does not diminish the original color of the yarn.
I am on lunch break right now, I am working on the 3rd Baby Blanket in Sage and hope to finish it today, and start number 4. I am using the loom with the Cat Tracks and Snail Trails pattern on it for these two. I will then switch colors, I think Pear will be my next choice, though there are a couple of yellows that really would be great! I will then do 2 blankets in each pattern, and switch colors again and keep going. Two of each color, in each pattern should get the inventory in good shape.
When I go thru the light colors I have on hand, I know I will need to turn to those colors that are hanging up. I am such a chicken......
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina