Boo-Beary

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Boo-Beary

My kids had a snow day, so I took the opportunity to scoop up a cooler full of fresh snow and did some snow-dyeing. When I use snow while dyeing, I put clumps of snow on top of the undyed yarn and then put the dye on top of the snow. It takes some time for the snow to melt and this gives the skeins a dappled effect when the dye reaches the yarn. It's a slow process, but it's fun.

I let my son pick the dye colors for this colorway, so these are named after him. When he was a baby I called him Boo...which evolved into Boo-Bear, and then Boo-Beary. What colors do you *think* he picked...I bet you'd guess incorrectly. He and I were both surprised by the result! He picked turquoise, hot pink, and florescent yellow...he did NOT pick green! The dye colors blended way more than we expected! It was a fun experiment with my kiddo. <3

Salem is a new sport weight base in my shop. It’s 100% superwash merino, 3-ply, very springy, squishy, and soft. Two strands held double make a perfect worsted weight.

Colors: white, neon yellow, green, turquoise, pink, orange, purple, brown/black
Yards: +\- 325, 3-ply
Weight/Base: Salem, Sport weight, 100 grams
Fiber: 100% superwash merino
Care instructions: This can be machine washed. To make finished items keep their vibrant colors, hand wash. Lay flat and shape to dry.

NOTE: Most tap water has a higher than desirable (for hand-dyed wool) pH level. You can neutralize this by simply adding 2 tablespoons, per gallon of WARM water, of white vinegar to your wash water. That will neutralize the pH levels and help maintain the vibrant colors.