Time flies when you are busy doing fun stuff, like watching your son sing a solo as Fizzy in Bugsy Malone, his final Elementary School musical, going thriftstore digging with your favorite hunting buddy (my mom!) and participating in the Run for the Zoo. But then there is the dark side, when you try hard not to be too grumpy, because you missed the Maryland Sheep and Wool Fair AGAIN, while other people, likeMary leisurely indulge in that fantastic event ($$+^%&^$&^**@) and get to enjoy some high quality fiber shopping time! ~~~sigh~~~
But I have been playing, too. I had opened one of the cupboards in the laundry room and "found" some left over acid dyes, so speedyquick did I get the dye crockpot from the garage and went for it. I gathered some of my recycled woolen fabrics for rug hooking and some plain beige singles wool yarn.
I added some fresh dyes, working in the kitchen as usual, and thinking a lot of Cathy of the Orange Sink as mine turned more and more green and red.
The results were gorgeous yarns and spotty and variegated wool fabrics, mainly greens, reds and pinks. - That is one thing that never fails to cheer me up and to make my day, the colorful results of some fun with dyes!
Who could have waited for the next rug hooking session with access to a cutter?! Not me, no, no. No patience. I made this small design, drew it right onto the linen, traced it with sharpie, cut some strips with the rotary cutter and got going.