Well the fun and games never stop here. To which I can say a big fat HA!
But there is always something to do and keep the hands busy and sometimes even the old mind.... though at present the old brain cells are rotting away cos DH decided to put some extremely smelly glue on something and the whole house REEKS of it. It is one of those smells that doesn't get familiarised to your nose/brain either - I've been home for well over an hour now and I can still smell it - so I guess it is a bad smell (nb this is why peoplw who wear perfume often throw more on - they can't smell it anymore, but everyone near them nearly passes out from the stench). So I am not sure that I am exactly focused on this blogging task 8-)
It is a long weekend here in (most of) Oz (not Western Australia). Ahhhhh, I so need a long weekend. All this work stress is driving me nuts.
I reckon it is about time I showed off some recent dyeing. I can't even remember when I dyed this yarn up (see, I told you that the glue fumes were rotting my brain). It is a wool and silk blend - little lumps of silk are spun into the wool. I've dyed it up so that there are long lengths of one colour, sorta self striping only it won't self stripe in anything other than a baby's jacket or beanie I reckon. Have a look-see, let me know what you think:
(this photo is darker than reality but it showed the weird dull blue/green colour on the left fairly accurately)
I have to unskein the skein and wind the balls separately and label them in order - currently the balls of yarn are loosely knotted together.
I thought the dye job was very appropriate for the June Project Spectrum - blue. I have blue socks on the go. The cthulhoid/Pak'ma'ra gloves are finished and orange armwarmers almost done. Orange fits into blue in Oz - y'see someone with carrot coloured hair is often nicknamed "Blue," as is a particular type of cattledog which is usually a mottled/brindled orange/red/brown (although another sort of cattledog which does look rather blue in colouring can also be called "Blue" - confused yet?).
OK, gotta get some fresh air - it will be fresh cos it is only 8 degrees (C) here. My head is spinning!