Friday, January 30, 2009
I've been dyeing a bit of fiber lately. Still haven't handpainted any but I really hope to get to that tonight. The first picture is mr holding a big ol ball of corriedale cross wool roving that weighs a little less than a pound. I love wool :) all of the little bundles are the same kind of wool off of this big blob. I didn't want to dye the roving evenly but rather have a few shades present throughout. The blues bundle will be up on my etsy shop sometime in the near future as a PIF so keep an eye out! I just revived my new pink dye and tried it out on just over an ounce of wool which will be for sale in my shop when I get better pics. The last dyed roving is one ounce also and unfortunately a terrible picture. It is actually really pretty with darker purple and a few colors down to purples more on the pink side. It reminds me African violets so I suppose that will be its name when it arrives in my shop!
There are of course 3 pics of Elijah. Of course of course. He played the electric bass for the first time about a week ago. It was a hit and he had loads of fun! He really enjoyed modeling the chemo cap I knitted for a friend of my aunt. He ran around screaming "I'm a clown!" and it was difficult to get a picture. Funfur is a bitch to knit at first and after the first few rows it gets much better... Unless you make a mistake and then it is almost impossible to see what is going on. It was fun though. The pattern is The 'No Hair Day' Hairy Chemo Cap http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt10.htm and is really easy. The last Elijah picture is just simply Elijah with his hair up playing on the kitchen floor. I thought it looked cute.
I also acquired a cute little headform thanks to my aunt and will be putting it to use soon. I have some pics of her but that will have to wait 'til next time. I've been slowly making some dreads for her though I have no idea how or if they will be attached. She came from Pensacola Junior College so there is a big PJC sharpie mark on her neck. I'm going to sit down sometime and make it look like a tattoo or find someone else who can.
Its been chilly here some days and down right warm/almost got on others. Hope you are all warm and cozy one way or another where you are!