Dying yarn requires some patience, but patience isn’t something I’m particularly good at. I dye the yarn, then I wrap it up tight so that the dye won’t seep into any of the other skeins. The yarn is cooked to set the colour then cooled, slowly. Only then should I take it out, rinse it, and examine the colour.
Of course it needs to dry… In Ireland that can be a long, slow process. It’s not the dryest of climates.
The yarn I dyed yesterday is hanging on the rack, drying, and I’m doing my best to leave it alone. I’m not go pick up the skeins one at a time. I won’t run them through my hands to feel the fibre, or see how they look when I twist them for labeling. Not again anyway.