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I need to rest my wrist a bit - I'm halfway down the foot of Lizard Sock #1 - so I decided I needed to play with the dye pots today. :happy dance: I LOVE playing with color!

I pulled out 3 sock patterns I want in the queue - celtic knot, hieroglyphic, and sheep - and figured out what color combinations I wanted them in. Last night I wound the skeins, and today I am adding color.

The Celtic socks will be Royal Blue and Emerald. The Hieroglyphic socks will be Teal (sort of an "old" teal - it's not a saturated color, but it's pretty, and sort of aged looking. Not what I was going for, but I like it!) and brown (that's up next; I'm going for sort of a soft, warm brown, but the depot may have other ideas. :lol:) and the Sheep socks will be Black and Periwinkle (which is sort of a greyish-purpleish color.)

I also wound a 400-yard skein for SG's Tardis socks; I have my notes from mine and will dye his to match.

Dyeing takes maybe 30 minutes per color run - in my dyepot that's 1 or 2 skeins. Then I let them cool, rinse them, and hang them to dry. Later this week (Lord willing!) I'll ball them up and bag them with the patterns, so I have "kits" ready to go.

I'm contemplating a multi-color skein - my favorite combo of Purple/Teal/Blue - but....we'll see how long my enthusiasm lasts today. :snicker: I need a few 1-skein patterns, to clear the palette between fair isle projects......:hmmmmm:

It's cool and overcast again today - perfect for doing inside projects. Or outside ones that need to get done while it's cool. Hope y'all are enjoying y'all's day!

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