Monday, July 26, 2010

More dyeing today

I dyed 20 skeins last week, most of it on Friday. I'm planning to get another 15-20 done today, then spend some quality time with the camera tomorrow.

I've been working on color combinations for intentionally pooling yarns, and it's been fun. I've got a colorway that I've had in mind for some time now, and I think I'll work on it today.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I didn't know it'd been so long!

The past couple of weeks have been busy with everything but dyeing yarn.

I had my birthday, a major excuse to goof off and go shopping with a friend. I did surprisingly little damage to my wallet at the mall, mostly because I was planning on purchasing a drum carder from a friend.

I did purchase said drum carder, and he delivered it with the "packing material", raw fleeces. Now I have creamy llama fleece, dark grey or brown llama fleece and some Corriedale to scour and run through my new-to-me drum carder.

I've been canning. Probably not as crazily as it seems, but I've got lots of relish canned up. I've delivered cucumbers to the Great Harvest Bakery, to my knit group, and to my family. I'm spreading it around so no one says, "Oh no! Not more cucumbers!"

I've made homemade dogfood for our poor, allergy ridden dog. She's loving it, and this recipe is pretty easy.

I've made non-toxic, homemade deodorant. So far, so good.

I've gotten the proof of my Fiber Charmer logo! I think it's really cute, but it's one of those things I need to let the back of my mind think about for a day or two.

There will be dyeing again this week. There will also be more canning as the tomatoes are starting to come in, but this week I'll be better about scheduling things. That's one thing about being unemployed for awhile. You get used to having so much time that it's hard to manage it when it starts filling up again.