Posted by Peg in South Carolina
At least it sure feels like it does. I had run out of yarn and so dyed some more. I figured roughly how much more I needed and dyed the yarn.
I should never never never trust calculations I make in my head.
I had calculated roughly 500 more yards. Using my head.
This time I decided to use a calculator. Using a calculator shows I need a minimum of 935 more yards. That means I probably needed to have dyed roughly 1800 yards. Not 500 yards…..
So now I have to cone off another white skein, then from the cone wind a skein for dyeing and then dye.
I do have some more colors I want to dye for weft, so I will make the calculations for that and dye them at the same time.
I am looking for red-violet weft yarns that are brighter than those that I have dyed. To the left is an example of the brightest. Deep and rich, which I like, but I also would like some brighter versions. Not psychedelic. Just brighter.
That might finish my dyeing for this piece. Unless I decide to use tabby. Then more dyeing.
Next week is a terrible time to find a block of time to dye in. I do NOT want to wait another week before I can start getting this warp on the loom!
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