Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Plus, I finished the camel/silk and didn't start anything else on the wheel today. We were too dang busy.
Last night I put the camel/silk yarn in a water bath in the oven with a little Jacquard Emerald dye and a slosh of vinegar and baked it for an hour at 250. I let that sit overnight and checked on it this morning. I think the results are a vastly improved color of yarn (although I feel a wee bit guilty for using commercial acid dyes on naturally-dyed-fiber--but not all that guilty since I really didn't like the color in the first place).
As for the kids, I have massive pic-spam for you all today. We spent two hours driving to Newport to go to the Aquarium there, about two hours there, another bit of time at McDonald's recovering from the Aquarium, a little shopping at a kite shop and then the Myrtlewood place in Philomath on the way home (another two hours or so there). It has been a very busy day.
And because I can't resist cute little frogs: