Friday, March 28, 2008

Easter Leftovers?

The leftovers I have aren't food items--they're Easter egg dyed wool. See? This wool was dyed with the dye leftover from our family egg dyeing evening. I separated the dyes into two groups-blue, turqoise, green, teal in one group, and purple, pink, and red in the other group. I then used the oven pan method of dyeing from the book "I'd rather dye laughing". The pink/purple/red turned out just the way I thought it would, but the other dye pan turned out mostly green.I don't know what happened to the blue dyes, they just didn't seem to take hold on the fiber. The wool is from a romney fleece I bought from a fiber shop in downtown Fond du lac called The Woolgatherers. This is a fairly strong romney, but it has a really nice shine, and it's not too coarse. I've combed some of the wool, but I haven't started to spin it yet. I couldn't resist dyeing some of the wool with the easter egg dye. Now I just have to get around to spinning the wool.
So as I mentioned in my last post, my daughter has tagged me. While I will not pass the tag on, 'cause I don't want to, I will pass on some useless information about my self.
Useless info #1--I hide and hoard chocolate. I'm not sure why, since it's just me and my husband now, and he doesn't eat chocolate. Maybe I hide chocolate for the same reason that a dog hides his bones. I think deep down I'm afraid a chocolate thief will come looking for my candy stash in the night.
Check back soon for more useless information about me!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


As my daughter told me in my comments--I'm a slacker. I'm such a slacker, I'm not answering her tag--not today at least. But it's warming up outside, and the days are getting longer and I think I'm getting out of the doldrums. Just like Milo in the Phantom Tollbooth (my favorite book when I was a kid, by the way), I'm thinking of things and I seem to be moving along.
In new developments, I've been invited to join ravelry. Yeah! It's going to take me a long time to get all my wips on the site, not to mention my stash. Oh well, maybe ravelry will help me keep track of all my stuff. Yeah right.