A passel, a mess, a herd of reds

Reds, Polar Red

After having two little visitors for two weeks, I am trying to get back to a semblance of normal, whatever that is. While the boys were here, we did something every day. And, I’m embarrassed to say, we ate out nearly every night. By the end of a day spent at the zoo, Legoland, or the Museum of Science and History, the adult is this bunch did not feel like cooking! I’m missing those sweet little voices calling “Grandma….”

I’m dyeing reds in anticipation of a project still in my head. All of the colors above are dyed with Sabraset from ProChemical and are mixtures of three colors: Magenta, Scarlet, Deep Red. Since I had heard that Polar Red was a good color to mix with other colors, I bought a small jar to experiment with. You can see its bright neon self in the lower right of the picture. It will definitely need to be toned down for me to like it.

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When I placed my last order with Pro Chem, I also ordered a rust brown. Usually every color I need can be mixed from the palette that I keep on hand, but I haven’t been thrilled with the browns, so decided to experiment with a premixed color. Today I am dyeing the rust yarns and a group that is a combination of rust and polar red. I may actually like this experiment judging from looking at the yarns in the pot so far.

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