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Friday Postscript – Flowers

Things with color are once more starting to appear in my garden. The first of the new round of blooms were white, though: (I, er, took these earlier this week and forgot to post them. Or maybe last weekend. Or something.) The surprise when we moved from New Mexico to Pennsylvania, only to still have […]

Friday Photos

I can’t decide, so you get two, both summer flowers. I looked longingly at some of the icy ones (though I wasn’t so pleased when I took them), but decided that I would save them for a more seasonally-appropriate time. Happy news – I finished the project due Tuesday on Thursday, the project due in […]

Cherry bomb

I wanted to make something for myself as the first project from the solar yarn cooker. So, time to experiment with painted roving. My goal has always been to get solid, even color, so this multicolored thing is a bit foreign to me, but I like the way other people’s rovings and yarn look. First, […]

Fun in the sun

I was wandering the Internet on Saturday morning, and ran across Pippi Knee Socks, which led me to an article on dyeing in the Summer 2007 issue of KnittySpin, in which the author used a solar oven for dyeing, which led me to plans for a solar oven (by way of a page or two […]

Friday photo

Plants are one of my favorite subjects. Pretty, ugly, wet, dry, flowers or not. I think they are all visually fascinating.

Some quick pics

Here’s a quick peek at some of the dyed wool. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to take better photos and get all caught up on the article I want to write about it. (Hah! All caught up, funny! I think maybe I might have been briefly on top of things about 5 years ago, but […]

Counting it up

Time spent in meetings and meeting related activities in the past 3 days: 33 hours Proportion of that time spent knitting: about 30% Socks finished: about 3/4 a sock, but in two different pairs. The bright stripy ones are done except for finish work, and the first jaywalker has a heel. Knitting needles broken: 1. […]

Thoughts on dyeing

This is going to be short, and alas unillustrated since darkness arrived long before I got around to photographing anything… I need a tenth-gram scale. And I need a source of hot water closer than the bathtub. And I need a heat source other than the kitchen stove. Picture me running around all afternoon carrying […]

Friday Night Fever

The Connecticut trip was partly unproductive. I wanted to locate some old research notes, but apparently they no longer exist. I found all sorts of tangential information, but not what I was looking for: the letter from 1967 that accompanied the data sheets, other data and research notes from the same time period, and even […]

Friday Photos

Wasn’t it just Friday? According to the calendar we’re here again, and there’s been no string news all week. Sorry! I’m full of great plans, but what with the traveling and all, everything has stayed in the planning stage. I’ve done a bit of spinning, and worked on the never-ending second sock, and some reading, […]