*Fellow knitting group member Patsy B. was kind enough to invite me over to her house yesterday to observe while she dyed up some roving, yarn, and some of her own handspun.
All the chemistry took place out on her pretty back deck:
Here are some of the mad scientist's potions:
and had cooled down a bit, it was rinsed in a pan of lukewarm water:
and hung out in the backyard to dry:
As you can see, Patsy gravitates to warm colors, much like I gravitate to cool blue-greens:
That pretty dark green alpaca/llama/mohair blend was originally an incredibly soft, grayish-colored roving that Patsy is spinning up:
Who knows -- I might end up buying the finished product at her next yarn sale!
Thanks for having me, Patsy! :-)