As I walked in the door triumphantly with my 33 quart enamel ware canner I got super cheap at Goodwill, I had prepared my explanation about how useful it would be when I had my future garden or got a good deal at the farmer’s market to preserve the theoretical fresh produce. The justification for buying a pot too large to even fit through our cabinet doors, if we even had the cabinet space in the first place (we don’t) was loaded and ready.
My very intelligent boyfriend was not fooled.
“You’re just going to use that to dye stuff, aren’t you?”
Yes. Yes I am.
This was my first true venture into steam setting – I tried to do it in the dye crockpot once but it was a pain in the ass. The resulting roving from the crockpot steam was pretty, but not as dark as I intended.
I’m thrilled with how my two latest batches came out…
I can’t wait to spin these. Unfortunately they are pretty far back in the “to spin” pile. I guess I need a wheel!