I could throw it away or I could do something with it.
I loved the colors so I could not throw the dye away. I got out 3 skeins of wool yarn.
Fortunately they were already in long skeins so I did not have to get out the winding equipment.
I put each one in a plastic shoe box container and poured straight vinegar over them.
Next I squeezed out the excess vinegar and put them back in the containers.
I poured dye on the yarn spreading the colors around in different areas until I had used up all the dye.
I covered each container with Saran Wrap and sealed it around the edge, leaving only a small area open so some of the steam could escape.
I then alternately microwaved them for about 5 minutes each and repeated that until I thought they had absorbed as much dye as they could.
It certainly was not a scientific nor exact way to dye, but it was the perfect choice for this dye and yarn.
I let them cool and then rinsed them in lukewarm water so as not to shock and shrink the wool. It took a lot of rinsing and I let them soak overnight.
I rinsed again in the morning until the water ran clear. . Then I washed them by hand with a little baby shampoo and added a little cream hair rinse to the last rinse.
I am in love with them as I was with my color family.
I will knit a hat and scarf with the yarn.
I would guess there are some of you who wonder why I didn't just dye the wool yarn with acid dyes which would have been so much quicker and easier.
My reason was I wanted those particular colors, values and blends of those colors and I was well rewarded for my efforts.
When I finished dyeing the yarn I couldn't help but notice how the colors were so similar to the colors in one of my favorite serapes.
I am certain I made a perfect choice when I chose the 3 pure colors to dye my personal favorite color family.