Today I am dyeing yarn with my marigolds.....it's a long process for me since it is my first time. I found a 2-burner hotplate that I used to use when I dyed wool years ago. I cleaned it up and I'm using it for my big old canning pot........this is my bare fingering weight yarn that I got from KnitPicks. I just got done soaking it in hot water, some alum and cream of tartar that will help it hold the color better.
Now I have the marigolds heating up in water and then I will put the yarn in with the marigolds. It will sit in the dye bath probably until tomorrow morning....don't worry...I'll take it off the burner! So, I won't have any pictures of it until Sunday probably as it has to hang and drip dry pretty much.
I'm excited to see how it turns out!
While I was waiting for the water to heat etc...I did some decorating..........
My daughter gave me the crow and the truck full of pumpkins. The Pumpkin sign I got several years ago but I don't remember where.
The Black Hat Society sign I got at the Dollar Tree for, you guessed it....$1! Also, the pumpkin boxes. The gourds I crocheted a few years back. I gave my leaf banner to my daughter so I need to make another one.
Another Dollar store bargain....... the scarecrow
This is my first Halloween cross stitch from a few years back...
and last but not least I made these black cats several years ago and I think they are my favorite.
I still haven't gotten my ornaments out.....I'm running late this year.
I hope you have a fun friday!