Sunday, July 05, 2009

...and then it blew up.

Acid trip gone bad.
This is my 2nd favorite dye pot, just after it's last acid trip. It was it's last, because as you'll note... it now has a hole in the bottom (...earworm - there's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza...) where it sort of 'blew up'. Scared the crap out of me. Poured the contents into a different pot (don't want to lose the angora that wasn't quite done dyeing there) and assessed the damage. The hole is about equal to a size 1 needle, and quite jagged. I couldn't figure out quite why it was so loud and rattling when it exploded until I looked at the burner. The force of the exploding small hole in the pan, went downward into the burner, giving it a matching crater. sniff. My favorite burner as well.

I have replaced the burner, but the dye pot! That dye pot survived the Kitri rush of '06, and was a solid support for me during the Great Vintage Crush of '08. If you would all give a moment of silence for my comrade in arms, I would appreciate it.
Please note I am also very pissed off because this happens less than a MONTH from shipping inventory to the Great Sock Summit '09 where I will be vending.

9 comments:

Dan said...

A moment of silence. It served us well, and now, it goes to that great stove in the sky.

Tan said...

I bet the cause and effect are reversed to what you posted. This happened to me, and it was the burner shorting out that slagged my pan. When we took the pan away (leaking water of course) the burner was still sparking. We had a burner spark out and melt with nothing on it once, and it looks just like that (previous stove, but it's the coil burners that do that).

yarngasm said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Cathy-Cate said...

WOW.

I was going to ask, "What would make such a dependable pot do such a thing?" But Tan's comment makes sense.

Still: Wow.

I am bowing my head respectfully in honor of your comrade-in-arms (so to speak).

Astrid said...

Alas, poor pot! You knew it, Jennifer: a pot of generous capacity, of most excellent depth: it hath borne the loads of yarn a thousand times . . .

Tsarina of Tsocks said...

I always said you were some kinda crackpot.

Srsly... glad nobody got hurt and that you and the angora are both OK.

Pat S said...

So sad. Losing a beloved piece of equipment is the pits.

I would feel even sorrier for you if that sorrow weren't mitigated by the earworm you so effectively planted in my head.

Chalyn said...

...there's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, a hole.

i mourn for the loss of your comrade in arms, and wish the new pot a happy future of dyeing.

Jeanne said...

Scary! I had no idea pots or burners could do that. My deepest pandolences (condolences for a pan).