Whew! I've survived Tim's bday weekend! Friday through Sunday night was birthday, birthday, birthday STUFF! Parties, take out, arcade, family, friends, etc. All in all, everything went well and Tim had a BLAST! Here he is (with little Ben next to him and my hubby next to Ben in the red tshirt) licking his ice cream:
Now that I'm back to the blogging world, I can show you the pics of the yarn I dyed for my DyeORama pal, Bev. I used (for the first time...eek!) real acid dyes from Wool2Dye4.com and, you know, they really weren't much harder to use. The potential for huge messes and other diasters is greater, but the results....MWA!....air kisses all the way. I made some stock colors, then mixed my own in smaller cups...Bev was looking for either honey amber or some autumn type colors. Wasn't able to make the amber, but I'm sure I'll figure it out sometime (or DYE trying!...ha ha....good pun? bad pun? ugh)
This is the finished yarn (8 damn ounces, dude!) hanging in the sunroom....
This time, I was VEWY wise and tied the yarn in three times as many places as last time and really spent a lot of time when I arranged the yarn back on the board to unwrap. It took forever, but I was pretty successful and that was totally worth my time. No more swearing my head off trying to wind the yarn on my niddy noddy. It all came off pretty easily, although that night, my arm and shoulder were KILLING me! ("Honey, would you please rub my right shoulder?"..."Yeah, okay"....squeeze sqeeeze....."Oh, you're done?"...thanks alot...I feel MUCH better.....yeah, that's right, I'm being sarcastic!)
But, the yarn itself came out FAB (super, super soft, huge skein AND self striping!) and I've decided to call it "Marigolds at Twillight":
Okay, must go make dinner...oh, but wait...just wanted to show you two more pics....one is of a gorgeous white flower in my garden and the other is one of my lilac blossoms on the tree that I have almost in bloom. Wish you could smell them....as soon as I walk out of my sunroom, I can smell that "oh, God, I'm in Heaven!" fragrance. MMMMmmm. Don't you wish you were here?
Have a great day! ~Gina : )