Thursday, June 07, 2007

Its Down to the Packing Now

I leave for Hamilton in the morning so today I am packing it all up and trying to remember those 10,000 things I need to do. This morning I decided to enter some skeins in the skein contest so I have to get them ready. I planned on entering Sarah's blanket in the Fiber Arts showcase so I have that tagged and ready to go.

Last night I was weighing fibers and remembered that I really want a digital scale to do this. I popped over to Linens n Things and found a display item on sale 75% off so I got a $70.00 scale for $18.00. That was such a deal and it works great, it weighs both grams and ounces so its perfect. Plus its cute, if a scale can be cute.

Intuitive Dyeing

I have come to the conclusion that this is how I dye fibers. I really don't like to repeat myself. My best work comes when I am tired of dyeing colors people want and then end up playing with stock solution and puring some of this and some of that. Sometimes what results is magical and sometimes not. I figure if you are going to do intuitive dyeing your intuition had better show up too. I dyed the most incredible tussah silk the other day. My camera just doesn't take a good picture. The greens in it are so unique but seem to come out blue when photographed. I need to find a way to photograph fibers better. I am loving the colors so much this fiber is not getting to the sales table. It goes directly to my stash instead.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Quote of the Day: I do my best work and have the most fun when I'm not sure exactly where I'm heading. The process of discovery is exhilarating. (Jill Cohen)


LisaOceandreamer said...

Have a wonderful time Kate, take lots of photos!

Pam Aries said...

I know you will have an excellent time! (love the cut scales..hee hee)It must be fun to dye your own yarns! Maybe you could dye your sheep! ha!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have been busy Kate!!!! I hope that you have a great time! :)

Kai said...

wow you snagged a *cute* bargain there Ms Kate.
I hope you have a wonderful trip. I've finished the Jacket section with your woolly bits, so I'll post the pic for you soon.
Thankie muchho for the lovely card!!!
yellowstone is so pretty.
I'll find you a nice one from NC :):)
Peace, Kai xxooxx

judie said...

Be safe and enjoy your trip. Thanks for sharing your Yellowstone photos. We don't have any white pelicans here, only the brown. First white I ever saw was at Lake Tahoe, Nevada side, and I was totally amazed that they lived that high in the mountains!