A couple friends came over and we got out the dye pots. Much fun and color was had by all:
We started with some mordanting and the fiber on the lines became rather stiff:
Yes, those are icicles against some madder-dyed silk.
I haven't stopped dyeing yet:
The pink is one batch, the rest are for a Fair Isle sweater. I figure if the swatch doesn't work out, there are always other colors to try at the yarn store. The colors here are indigo blue, walnut tan, marigold gold, alkanet grey, and cochineal pink to red.