In my defense, I did check the water temperature with a cooking thermometer. It was only reading about 150 F so I turned the heat up, just a little bit. At an active simmer, the temp read not quite 180 F. For the record, cooking thermometers and I have a poor history. When ever I use a meat thermometer to get the meat done just right, the meat turns out overdone. Even when I account for continued cooking after removing the meat from the heat source. I bought myself one of those cool digital readout grilling thermometer probe things, and it quit on me. Recently I bought one of those glass candy thermometers, just to use for dyepots. Somehow, the end got crushed before I ever had a chance to try it.
I guess I'll just wing it. The heat is off now so I can post some fiber pictures while I wait for things to cool:
|Superwash Merino, very soft. Some of this is in the dye pot right now.|
|Silky, shiny bamboo fiber|
|Sumptuous merino, alpaca and silk blend|
|dyed mohair roving, I'm going to add some of this to Evan's socks|
|more mohair, dark purple and green, just because|
|more mohair, see above!|