This evening was the evening. Time to Dye. I soaked two skeins of 100g laceweight Blue Faced Leicester in luke warm water for about an hour
The bath on the left has one packet of grape and the right one has one grape and about 1/3 strawberry. This has not turned into my nemesis pink. It is a dusky pink, which so many of my experimental or mixed colours end up. I really don't like it. To me it says 'I've gone wrong'. O found previously with the kool aid that red 40 is exceedling dominant. It has kept to this dominance. I might leave them over night so to get deeper colours. Plus it's 11pm and my bed time. I don't want a late night. So far, touch wood, Mary-Jane has murmered and mooched, but not awoken properly or started crying. Bonus. It is still many hours till morning though!
I am sorely tempted to over-dye this to try and get rid of Nemesis Pink. What colour I don't know. No rash or hasty decisions tonight. Our room is going to stink of kool aid by tomorrow. It does already. How I miss my own Knitting Room to play in. I really do. Let's hope life overall picks up and improves, I'm working my best to that end.
I have seen an orange shawl in Jane Austen Knits so was inspired to dye orange. I am tempted to see if I can get a really nice bright red, somewhere in the regions between a lady bird red and a pillar box red. But that shall be for tomorrow, not tonight. Oh and I am keeping notes of all the dyeing that I do, good to refer back to.