Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Stuff, and Things

Above is the other fruit of my labors from was going to be a gift, but I think it might stay in my stash...
And with the Anthro Cardi blocking away, I started a winter scarf:

For whatever reason, I get into color phases. First blue, then green, and now it's full on pink.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I have a good accent for TV and Radio

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The West
The South
North Central
The Northeast
The Inland North
What American accent do you have?
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See this, future radio, television and film employers?

Beautiful Day to Dye...

but is what I made so beautiful?

I am exhausted. I burnt a plastic bag holding the undyed section of yarn on the burner. Luckily, I noticed before any real damage could be done. After 6 hours of this mess today and another 3 or so last night (we dyed S's yarn for his scarf) I think I've had my fill for a while. I have two hanks of of sock yarn left to go, but I think I might just be knitting a lot of cream colored socks...

All the colors were made using various combinations of Wilton's cake dyes and the Eunny Jang self-striping tutorial. Maybe this is a no-brainer, but when looping the yarn around two chair backs, make sure you're making a giant loop, not a giant criss cross, because then you will swear out loud, even though you are alone, and have to re do 1 million yards of winding. I will need to get a ball winder before I can even look at this stuff again...

Monday, November 13, 2006

oooh la la!

Happy mail day for me! Knit picks is the best! The above is going to turn into a long skinny blister stitch scarf (hopefully). The colors are more intense than expected, and the yarn is half cotton half wool, so it's a little weird but oh well. It's an adventure.
I have also been doing a lot of daydreaming about making my own hand dyed self-striping sock yarn. This bundle of wonderfulness has 2 skeins of that, some superwash worsted weight merino for harvest color slipper socks, and some bulky weight that belongs to S. He's getting in on the dying action so he can make a Notre Dame scarf. But I can't touch any of it until I get my cardi bound off and the second mystery sock well on its way. So much yarn, so little time.

There are worse things, indeed :)