For this I have been concentrating on repeatable colours - the single skeins are all very well but I have loads of one skein colourways, but not enough for a sweater/cardi type project - and there are lots and lots of super patterns on Ravelry. I need sweater quantities not sock skeins - hence the need for repeatable colours.
|Sanquinea, Grasshopper and Damson Jam|
But for a sweater I should really dye all the skeins at the same time, that is going to require a larger container!
I have calculated that one skein needs between 3 and 4 litres of water so to dye 5 skeins I am going to need a container that holds at least 20 litres to allow for free movement of the yarn. What I need is a Baby Burco like the one I had years ago and no longer have! Why did I get rid of such a useful item - this is where hindsight is a wonderful thing - if I had known all those years ago that I would be dyeing yarn in quantities I would have kept it!
I was looking at tea urns - they come in a variety of sizes, have a simmer feature and seem to be cheaper than the Baby Burco, but will they stand up to dyeing yarn! Need to look into the various options....
Then there were the pinks
|Lampre, Sweet Dogwood and Almandine|
And this one in a sparkle yarn
|Any Old Iron?|
Mr S says I should stick to what I do best, but I am forever the optimist, one day I will get the colour it says in the book, I will..............