This is the other skein and I'll weave it next.
I was dragging my feet about dyeing since I couldn't figure out how to get magenta and I really want to add that in my blends. I learned that magenta and fuchsia are the same thing. In fact, what was originally called fuchsia was changed to magenta in 1869 to celebrate the victory of the Battle of Magenta, near the town of the same name. I also learned that Charlene's "cool red" is magenta. I had it all along.
Ready, get set - steam!
I decided to keep the cue-tips for future color reference. Mim has told me forever that when you blend three or more hues, the colors break out during the steaming process. You can that they separated right on the paper towel when I was testing my mixes.
And these are my results today after I fluffed the dried roving this morning. I got much more complex results and am really pleased even though while I was dyeing yesterday, I was nothing but frustrated.
And this is the full palette I'll be working with. I have no stash anymore so my blends will be variations of these eight, plus black and white and some extras. I meant to add some silk noil to the roving I dyed yesterday but my intentions were left at that - intentions.
I had company in the studio this morning. I think she was just exhausted from being naughty.