Holiday Report - Part Three
I really wonder what is wrong with me... I had such big plans for this week but I haven't done $#!+, pardon my French. Then again, maybe I should say - I haven't done merde...
Here is what I wanted to do:
· organize my crafts room
· inventory my stash into a spreadhseet with pictures
· do chores around the house
· visiting friends
...and a bunch of other things.
Here is what I've done so far:
· played with colors and dyed some samples
· did laundry
· watched movies and knitted
· taught a class and knitted
· went to a couple of knit-ins and knitted
· bought more yarn
Other than that I feel like a big bum. I've been sleeping in until past 8am which is really late for me. Ordinarily I get up at 5am... And I have no motivation to tackle the big projects... Oh well, the more I stress about it, the worse I feel. I am going to stop now... and just forget about it for a while.
So, here is my little dyeing project. Remember the Cotswald fleece I got from my SIL from the Vermont Sheep & Wool festival? I spun a little sample a while back. The fleece is very clean but not washed, and I didn't really want to wash it because it is so-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o much work.
You can see how yellow it is from all the grease - but because of the grease it was really nice to spin.
Here it is again after a little wash - you have to soak your yarn before you dye it, so I just soaped it a little:
Already much whiter and not greasy anymore.
And here is the sample after 2 minutes in the microwave in a dye of one package each of Grape and Strawberry Great Value Unsweetened Drink Mix:
I zapped it for another two minutes and the dye soaked in some more.
Here is the sample I knitted from it last night:
It is pretty fuzzy - I knitted it on size US #2. I didn't ply it - so, it's a single strand. I like the color - it came out pretty even.
HAPPY FRIDAY!!! I think I have to put the laundry away now and get some more stuff done before I leave to go knitting at Why Knot Knit tonight...