So I got you all up to Saturday of the trip. Well, Sunday we decided to have a dye day at Julie’s – once again thank you for hosting – sorry about the dye accidents on the patio. Whoops. Let’s just say Julie’s DH may never let us over again. Especially when we were really tired and I pulled the last skein out and it didn’t quite totally exhaust – purple dye ran all over the patio. I said “it’s leaking purple” – just stunned like – Julie threw a pie plate underneath and her DH just turned around and looked at us like we lost our minds. Of course this is while he is cooking a special Mother’s dinner and had to suffer in the wool house while we had all the toys out – everywhere. Really we should have gotten a pic. Poor guy. I’m sure he’s still having nightmares. I have to tell you though I did regain some sense and said “I’ll grab the hose,” so at least we may have saved that spot. Anyway I should’ve known better – especially after closer inspection of my basement floor.
Anyway great friends came over and we tossed the yarn into the water to soak and away we went. Let’s just say there are many natural dyers and spinners in the group (make sure to also check out Debbi’s blog, who is a total natural and has some great pictures up of the day) and the delightful yarn we produced did not disappoint. After everyone went on their way to celebrate the holiday, we went out for more vinegar and then tried our hand again. Of course we forgot to re-tie the skeins and heck if I didn’t get myself into a pickle. There has been no knitting the last two nights as I have unwound my skein, which I’ll show in cake form tomorrow.
~ Madame Purl