Tuesday, January 08, 2008

time to dye

School started yesterday. It feels strange not to be going. I am 49 years old and I started kindergarten when I was 5. I went to university right out of high school and started teaching right out of university. I have gone to school for 44 consecutive years except for 4 months that I stayed at home with Geoff when he was a baby. I have to admit it's a good thing that I am on med. leave. I'm exhausted and even the thought of going back to school makes me tired. I miss the people though and dreamed about being at school on Sunday night.

The upside is that I had time to putter with the dyes yesterday. The photo shows the skeins drying in the laundry room. The top skeins are merino/silk sock yarn that takes the dye beautifully! It's my new favorite dyeing yarn. The skein furthest right will be made to match a summer outfit that I love. The rest will be reskeined and added to my Etsy shop. The bottom rack shows Dan's sock and a skein of "superwash" merino that I made to match. I tried to duplicate the color of the knitted sock, failed, and overdyed both. I'm quite happy with the results and will start knitting the mate as soon as I get the yarn wound.


Lovs2Knit said...

I like the new color for Dan's socks.

Tabitha said...

I liked the old color of the sock but the new color is even better. Glad you were able to find a way to make it work.