as usual life has been way too busy. we had our first storm-it was a bit of a let down as the weather folks made a huge deal of it-but i shingled the roof of the banty bungalow and got many winterizing chores done-forgot to clean the rain gutters though-damn! our front porch was bombarded with acorns and oak leaves-
chicken little would have been totally freaking out at my house that night-total universe destruction from his point of view. sounded way worse than it was. but my freshly planted garlic got a great watering!
the good news of the day-rhodie and i got accepted to the mendocino arts and craft fair thanksgiving weekend. totally psyched but freaking as we have tons o work to do. business cards, booth design etc. we have a general idea-but need to fine tune it. and we need a cheap motel!!!! not an easy find in mendocino-might have to lodge in fort bragg.
i've been away from the ocean way too long! i can't wait to go!! been dyeing yarn:
here's some dye day results:
bummed that this skein below has some light spots in it! i was not liking the colors at all-i got fed up and disgusted and grabbed some orange dye and sponged it all over and loved the results-i love transforming ugly colors by mixing unusual combinations and seeing what happens-the result is not always pleasing to the eye but most of the time it is. the problem-very hard to recreate colors when i put my mad scientist coat on.
the following is a result of a new technique i tried called sprinkle dyeing. where you just sprinkle dye powder onto the wet yarn and spray it down and bake. i solar cooked it in the last of the hot summer sun.it turned out a bit grainy for my liking. i did a few more of these but have no pictures. been dyeing roving as well but was without a camera for awhile so missed many kodak moments. will try and catch up. need to get back to work- oh! almost forgot- i'm so loving my cheap-ass $15 dollar new shoes. check them out-sorry there is no calico to go with them..yet! neo-amish photo shoot has to happen.
i leave you with a picture of the Blue dragon- so worried i'm goin to go somewhere without him he has taken to napping on my shoes!