Finally got a hold of Frank and Felix today, and managed to get their haircuts finished up (Yay!)
Frank wasn’t thrilled to be the subject of my fussing, but was a good boy once I got the halter on him
Felix was another story. He resisted right to the end.
So no pictures on that one.
Man am I pooped.
But they both look fairly respectable now, so I’m calling it good.
In other wool news, I did a little bit of dyeing this weekend!
Trying out Abundant Earth Wool Tinctures
Each packet dyes 7 oz of wool
Since I was dyeing fleece rather than yarn, I decided to go with my big pot, just so that the fleece would be able to move freely in the bath (yes, that is Gus commandeering my chair 🙂 )
Here are the Blood Orange “teabags” dissolving in the pot
And the fleece fresh out of the bath
Fleece in the pot taking up Deep Water in batch #2.
The colors are fabulous. I had a little issue with the Deep Water breaking into bright blue and hunter green- and I’m not sure what I might have done to cause that. Perhaps I screwed up the addition of the citric acid. But once dried and carded together, it all came together nicely- here is a sample skein
I am sorry about Felix. But your wool turned out lovely.
BTW There are 4 goat-killing cougars in our area. Fish and Wildlife caught two but since they were juveniles they released them yesterday. Be extra watchful over your animals.
thanks Donna. While Felix was being difficult, in retrospect I do give him some credit for resisting. He’s got spirit. thats for sure 🙂 I have been following the cougar news as well. Seems like it’s been coming from all over. Everywhere I look I expect to see one, but thankfully haven’t, yet.