January 26, 2013

Black Beans

Before we left I soaked two pounds of black beans.  This is a bit more than I usually cook at a time but soaking beans, rice, nuts whatever isn't a weird thing to see on the counter.  Thus no comment from the family.  Then I drained the liquid into a glass bowl and stuck a hank of yarn into it.  I cooked the beans.  It just so happened that Mr. Gnome was in the kitchen when this mysterious dunking of wool into bean sloff took place.  He asked what I was doing.  Really he should know better buy now.
The yarn sat in the bowl covered with a lid for the week that we were gone and this is what I have.  I'd mordant the yarn with alum and cream of tarter previously.  This yarn has been thoroughly rinsed (Oh My Gosh did it smell!) but not washed with soap.  It's a bit crunchy (but thankfully the smell is all gone!) so I'm going to wash it in Euclan before I knit it to see if it changes anymore.  I'm really amazed at how Dark it is!  I mean it's just bean juice!  It's actually even darker in person.   
Of course those beans were cooked and some have been used the rest are in the freezer.  
So Cool!
Cool Beans even.
I love black beans.

1 comment:

jcg said...

Wow, I love the color.