Monday, April 27, 2009

The Yarnarian is Curious.

Hey, does anyone actually read this blog or just click and look for yarns and patterns? Not that it matters to me; I just love this stream of consciousness flow here. I have never liked writing, ever. There's something about blogging that I really enjoy.

I'm making up for slow dyeing the last month or so. I'm not the fastest dyer in the world. Sometimes I can go pretty quickly, but most of the time, I have to go into lunatic scientist mode and add a bit of this or a tad of that. And that's why it's hard for me to repeat most colorways: who can remember which bit or tad I used.

I had a grotty dyeing session. I save my dyes in plastic water bottles. Yeah, yeah, I know, but I recycle them over and over. But every once in a while, those dyes get really disgusting. My favorite blue always defies dispersion, and I have to reconstitute it every single time I use it. OK, I can deal with that. But today,every dye I used was truly awful. I ended up adding boiling water to each one, which then worked, but next time, I'm going to mix up just what I want to use, and in small amounts. Everything came out very nice, but I did a lot of grumbling.

One of the members of my sock club requested robin's egg blue, which I think I produced. Well, I produced a gorgeous blue, and after I dyed her yarn, I proceeded to use the leftovers on 3 other skeins. That's what I love about this game: each session is unique and each dye job is one of a kind. Such fun.

Pictures tomorrow! Again, if you want, email me and I'll invoice you.

Yay, beanz, yay nestra! somebody actually reads my blather.

and seejenknit. this is neat! and bkat in Idaho. I've never been to Idaho.

And Jen and Henya, the chopped liver lady.

And nyxs. Where are you all from? Isn't it cool that we are from all over the place?

And rooie from Maryland. And Ria from down the road a bit (ok, it's a long road) and CathyR.

And Anncrafts from, ta da, MN!
And Terry.
Hi, Melissa, and watch out for the Yarn Shark across the Pond. She scoops up yarn very very quickly. tee hee.


And, of course, Terry, Sockmadmary, Melissa, itsJUST me-wendy, Ambermoggie, and Lisa.



We could have a virtual sleepover! I'll supply the potato chips.

Sigh. My little heart is going pitter-patter.

19 comments:

beanz said...

yep I take a pass across the knitting blogs I have bookmarked from time to time :>)

nestra said...

I read it, but I also appreciate the pretty pictures

seejenknit said...

another reader here. :)

bkat said...

you are read in North Idaho...keep posting PLEASE

Jen said...

I love reading your blog!

Henya said...

What am I? Chopped Liver? Of course I read your blog. I love the pictures too.

nyxs said...

yep i read your blog as often as you write to it :)

Rooie said...

I've got you on my RSS feed so I read you...from here in Maryland.

CathyR said...

I read them all. I drool over the pictures (I have a damp keyboard to prove it), and wish I had the space to buy some.

Ria said...

I have your blog on my blog's sidebar. So I read it pretty regularly. I unfortunately don't comment as regularly.

anncrafts said...

A faithful reader here in Minnesota!

Terry said...

I read yours everyday when I go through my blogs I read. I love it. Love your yarn too.

sockmadmary said...

The Yarn Shark is an AVID reader of your blog,oh Ebil one, and keep those gorgeous yarn pics coming!! :o)
Mary in England

Melissa said...

I read your blog all the time! I just don't comment as often. I won't lie though.. your pretty yarn pictures are a big draw. :)

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

I always read the whole thing, every time. I just don't comment because you get so many comments. But I love your blog!

ambermoggie said...

I always read and enjoy the blog:)
Amber in england

Lisa said...

Every word absorbed here in Seattle. I don't comment much because, well, I don't have much to say! but I love to read.

mahofacre said...

I received your colorway Puck's Rainbow today and my daughter loves it. She is so excited she couldn't wait for me to get home from the errands. She has decided that it is to be a scarf. Thank you for the rainbow yarn. Mary Ann

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