So, after much rinsing and drying, the acrylic-dyed yarn samples are ready to go to their new homes - one in this country and one 'over the pond'
Although the fibres have toughened slightly, it is still a nice workable acrylic yarn and the colours have faded to some rather lovely shades of cerise and fiery peach.
I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am with the way that this has worked out!!!!
Wrapped in tissue paper........
....and tied up with turmeric-dyed string....
.....they are now in the post and should arrive at their destinations any day now.
Meanwhile, during what has been a rather dull weekend weatherise up here in the north of England, we went to the park for a walk yesterday to see the absolute abundance of daffodils that are there at this time of year.
Some very grey skies and a rather cold wind stayed for most of the day yesterday but these vibrant bobbing flowers were a real dose of alternative sunshine.
It is probably the slightly colder weather that is allowing them to bloom so slowly and stay in flower for so long.
And it is so nice to welcome in the spring at long last. I love this time of year!