Friday, January 21, 2011

Where did it go?

My get-up-and-go has left and I can't find it. I've run out of steam, and the train just left the station. If I put the tea kettle on, will I get more steam? It surely looks like a loggy day for me.

I worked my little tail off the past 5 days, and now I want to loll around, eat bonbons, and generally be a lazy, good-for-nothing bum.   Of course it would be nice if I could find my tail, but since I worked it off, well, it will just have to grow back.  That takes time, so a couch day might be in order.

What was I doing?  I finished all the dyeing for the Light & Dark Lace Club, packaged everything up, mailed it out.  I know, it doesn't sound like much, but trust me, it all took a lot of time.  It's not a matter of printing off a bunch of labels; each person gets her own order with her own color, and that takes time.  Plus, I don't work in a great spot.  I really need a studio with a packing room.  Uh huh.  Right.  So with much aerobic activity Yep, getting up from my chair, grabbing the label, pasting it on, wrapping the yarn, etc etc is really a workout in a very weird way.  Sounds good, doesn't it?

But I did it all, and now I'm so virtuous I can hardly stand myself.  So since I can't stand myself, I shall have to plop myself on the couch.  Being virtuous is exhausting.

I have some nice new yarns that I dyed up before all the massive lace club dyeing.  I just never got around to listing them.  These are all done in a new technique that I've been enjoying.  Many of them have been dyed with one dye solution; others have another color added, but they are not painted the way I usually dye my yarns.  Some are almost solids, and others are almost almost solids.  This is the same technique that I used to dye up the lace club yarns, and I'd show you a pic of one knitted up, but it's a secret at the moment.  Here they are:  Bright Coral, Misty Green, Soft Brown, and Muted Red.  These are dyed with only one color.

And then we have  Orchidee and Lilacs, which use more than one color, but dyed in the same way as the first ones.

All are in Penny Yarn, and are available now in my Etsy shop:

And now, dear reader, I feel the need to do a bit of couch sitting.

Scrabblequeen - I'm happily knitting on the couch.  What a treat!  I could get used to retirement.

Wall-to-wall books   - The only good thing I can say about a cold is that all you can do is sit and knit and read and drink tons of tea.  Feel better.

Grace - I haven't had tea all day!  Had cafe au lait instead.


Scrabblequeen said...

Well thank heavens! I was beginning to think you had fallen into a vat...forever. Enjoy the couch, but yes, DO put the kettle on first. There's a dear.

Wall-to-wall books said...

I have felt the same way! i have had a bad cold this past week and just haven't felt like doing anything. I have even given up my beloved coffee for herbal tea! Lemon to help my throat. No ambition at all.
I did manage to knit up a hat and matching scarf! There is always enough energy for knitting.

Grace said...

i have a big comfy chair and i am knitting too---so sick of the snow that is barrelling down at the moment, Oh I forgot to mention I have a nice pot of OOlong next to me too!


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