I have the time and the weather is with me, but I confided in a friend that, although everything was ready and right, I had no feel for color today. Vacuuming floated to the top of my to-do list. A very deep level of ennui.
Instead, I downshifted, no clutch, and found a place of hard, scientific analysis. Instead of frenzy, I measured. Wiped up spills, protected myself, gloves and masks, indoors.
Then I remembered...
All in all, the dyes don't care.
At this point in the process, I worked the way I always have. I got a chip of kosher salt in my eye. That kind of slowed me down.
There was a lot of thread prepped to dye. A LOT. More than a hundred skeins. I lost count.
At the same time, some smaller pieces of cloth joined the fray.
The colors evolved as I worked. Looking over the results, I can't see a trend. But I was too tired and overheated to do any peeking. Everything is out there, cooking in the heat.
I'm hoping it will rain tonight and save me a lot of rinsing.
As soon as the last piece of cloth hit the deck, I jumped in for some emergency cooling. I'm really looking forward to seeing what comes from this batch.