My son picked the colors for this colorway, and anyone who knows him is so NOT surprised by these colors! He LOVES pink. I named the colorway Bossy Baby because when he was a toddler I swear he would cuss at me in baby babble and it was hilarious! So I called him Mr. Bossy Baby. He's far less bossy now. ;-)
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.
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: hot pink, bright purple, blue sapphire, some white possible, (a few skeins have a tiny bit of yellow)
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.