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I should ask other dyers this question.  Do your customers give your props and ask you to dye them “that” color?  It’s been getting really amusing here and I thought that I would take a picture of what has been handed to me over the last few weeks.


What you are seeing is a flashlight, a handbag and a shawl, because my customers want those colors.  As you know, replicating some colors are earlier than others. Reds quite frankly are a pain in the ass.  If you are a dyer, what do you do?  The blue flashlight came out beautifully and my customer was very happy. Of course I forgot to take a picture of the yarn.

I was going to dye today, but I took a nasty fall down the stairs on Monday and I haven’t quite recovered.  All right side including my hand which I may have sprained since it still hurts a lot. I am typing this blog with one hand.  I think I might soak in the tub tonight and try to ease my pains away.


Bryce gave me this darling little treasure for my birthday.  It is a turtle made out of shells with a straw hat and glasses.  She made it home in one piece.

Have a wonderful weekend and happy knitting!



Do I get a re-do??

I had a feeling when I woke up today, can’t quite describe it, but I should have stuck with my original plan of doing some spring cleaning (Mom, stop laughing)!  She is the Queen of Cleaning and I would never think or try to dethrone her.

I had some dyeing to do and I wasn’t really in the mood a lot of it but thought I should do more that what I needed to get out. Well, that was a mistake. The 2 skeins for the customer are fine and beautiful.  The 7 skeins of my 80/10/10 decided today might be a good day to felt!!  Yep, when intentional this is a fabulous little happy thing, when  unintended, a nightmare.  I just couldn’t believe that this had happened.  I sat down and had a good cry, then I phoned a friend and then I ate some potato chips and took a shower. I’d take a picture of the carnage, but it is too much for my heart right now.  Lesson learned, I will listen to my gut the next time.

Tonight is Knit Night and I am looking forward to seeing everyone.  I am bringing my Mystery KAL to show everyone and my Vitamin D, because it needs some love.

Tomorrow Clue #2 is coming out.  I will be up early printing that off and then it’s knitting time.

I am baking a banana bread and the house smells yummy and comforting.

Thanks for listening!

Have a great day,