I started dyeing a further two skeins last night, finishing them off this morning. I wanted fairly strong colours, but not a solid colour. No Nemesis Pink in sight. On the left is Ice Blue raspberry and on the right is Lime-Lemon. I mixed five sachets with a pint of water. When the yarn was immersed I sprinkled on a further two sachets. I left them overnight to soak up all the colour.
I am pleased with the results. I took the yarn out of the baths, gently squeezes excess water out then microwaved each skein for two minutes on medium - our microwave is quite a powerful one - then let it coo, then nuked it for another two minutes. After letting it cool again, I rinsed them thoroughly then draped them over the washing line to dry naturally.
I think I can see shawls for each colour. I am tempted to do a cherry red skein as well. Hhmm. I will. I gifted the Nemesis Pink to my knitty friend D. She saw it this afternoon and went oooooooh, so I let her have it as an early birthday pressie. Two happy knitters!
It has been terribly hot here again today. Mary-Jane has been out of sorts. Early afternoon she asked me to take her bo-bo's (to bed to sleep, bo-bo's means to sleep). She got hold of my fingers and virtually pulled me out of the room. She has not had a nap during the day since about October. However once I put her on her bed, she screamed the house down, thus didn't nap. HK is being knocked about by the sun and the heat as well. I was going to make some biccies today, but I decided not too, the heat rendered me to 'can't be bothered'.