Yesterday I brewed up a big ol' pot of coffee. This morning, I filtered it. It took forever, so why I didn't think to capture the hour or so with photos, I have no idea. But here is what happened when I finally managed thoroughly to separate grounds from dye:
Yep, I'm cooking yarn in coffee. Brought it to a simmer, then cooked it at just below a simmer for one hour. Then I removed it from the heat, to allow it to steep. The instructions on Coffee Yarn suggest it steep for 12-24 hours. So far, it's been about five, and the yarn is looking pretty dark:
And it's also looking a tad tangled. I cannot adequately express how frightened this makes me; hopefully I won't lose any sleep over it tonight. I am not joking.
Another favourite thing: finished objects! And today I have one. Or, more accurately, one set of three. My Ravenclaw-inspired felted bowls are done. Here they are, showing themselves off:
Pattern: Knitted Felted Bowl
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Highland Wool, in Golden Bark & Tapestry Blue
Needles: 6.5mm/US 11
That's it for today; there's plenty of opportunity for lots of fibre-friendly activity in the days ahead. But more on that tomorrow.