I've been quite sidetracked by Natural Dyeing though.
I recently took a natural dyeing class at the Knit Cafe (I'll post about that soon!), but before the class started I had the bug. Bad.
I also had some really nice, single ply alpaca yarn my mother gave me.
Then I rinsed the yarn out (mistake 2, next time I won't rinse)
Then, I poured my soaking water from a ton of black beans over it, and put it aside for a few days.
Initially, I wasn't impressed.
Eventually though, it started to turn blue! After 48 hours, I pulled out the yarn and rinsed it out. Mistake 3: I should have left it longer.
But hey, it did turn blue. So I guess it wasn't a lost cause!