i can see clearly(sort of) now the smoke is gone. (sing to the tune of-i can see clearly now the rain has gone) we had some wind blow in today that cleared the air a bit. not good for feeding fires but good for clearing the air-i just took this picture from our front porch-we've seen nothing but white since the fires started.
i attempted some solar dying a few days ago-i'm happy with the results. althought next time i think i will try a stronger dye solution. i put my rovings in enamel pans covered with plastic wrap. i want to make a solar oven using glass to see if i get richer colors. this is some targhee wool from sweet grass ranch in montana. i'm very excited to spin it as i've never spun targhee before. here they are before i put the plastic on:here's a few pics of of the roving after drying. i'm having camera issues. none of my colors are looking right these days.i did stove top steamer dying this week also. there's one in particular i really like. not sure if i'm gonna sell it or not. very cool and summery.i haven't been able to knit in awhile as my hands have been really ailing me. every fiber fanatics nightmare-not having use of their hands!!! i've been giving them a rest. i have other pics of other rovings but i'm involved in a fiber swap right now so i can't post any photos- it will spoil the surprise.
i'm too tired to start "wheel of fortune" tonight but i can tell you- it is not groveland, jamestown, point reyes, angel's camp or twain harte. remember the name of the town only has 9 letters.
everyone have a fun a safe 4th. !