We have been counting the days and hours until the hot and humid weather was due to break. July tends to bring more humid and hot weather around here, so I try not to complain as it is my long-awaited summer break! But waking up this past two mornings has been such a pleasure… 45 or 50 degrees, breezy and dry. Yesterday I had every intention of setting up the dye pot and doing some skein dyeing, but of course fate intervened and I ended up spending the morning cleaning out a major portion of the refrigerator. Big sigh. Big spill!
Today was different, however. I finally did get a few skeins painted and steamed. 4 of the skeins are our newest yarn, our 3-ply sock weight Ruit Farm wool and mohair.
They are the gold and green hanks on the left. The other skeins I dyed are sport weight, 100% Ruit Farm wool. I really need to visit our friends at Hatchtown Farm and borrow the use of their electric skein-winder, but since I couldn’t get away today I skeined by hand on my 2-yard niddy-noddy. Basic, but fine! It was great to get something accomplished, and now maybe I can get a start on one of my new knitting projects!