After several weeks of very warm, beautiful days, the weekend ended up cold and rainy. New snow fell on the peaks, and while it was short lived, the temperatures were still quite chilly. It was so cold in the house we broke down and turned the heat back on Sunday morning.
However, you don't need sun to have a great Holiday weekend. Teri, Susan and I worked in Teri's garage out of the
hurlyburly rain. Susan and Teri have both have had good results, and more experience with dyeing yarn, and they were so kind to share their expertise. The main objective was to create a yarn for my Dye-O-Rama pal.
It is quite a production to dye yarn even if you only use Kool Aid. We dyed 4 skeins in crock pots, two on top if the stove (self striping) and four skeins in the oven and it took about six hours. The oven skeins were dyed with Gaywool and the rest with Kool Aid. The best part of the whole process was working with grrlfriends. Teri's signature colorway, Blood Orange (on each end), was created for my pal (the second one is for my stash). Carnival, the self stripping yarn is next, and the 'Margene', a colorway Susan concocted, is in the center. Merlot was cooked up by moi and it's a lace weight yarn. The beatufiul Blood Orange (did you think I'd ever say orange was beautiful?) yarn was mailed to my Dye-o-rama pal yesterday. Her new obsession is orange and I hope she likes it.
Monday was a blast and you'll get full details tomorrow in my 'K is for...' post.
Tomorrow kicks off the Trek Along. Sign ups will close at 5:00 MDT today. There are over 200 Trekkers registered, so make sure to please follow the 'roolz' soon to be posted on the blog.
Cara had the fabulous idea to have a SPIN OUT in Central Park on June 24th. There has been an out pouring of support from the spinning community at large, by way of donations, to the event. But, did you know you don't need to be there, in NYC, to win!?! Read about it here and donate to Heifer International and your name will be added to the proverbial hat. (Heifer is the perfect organization for knitters and spinners to donate to, as they provide people around the world with much needed animals both for the production fiber and/or food.) With so many prizes you have a good chance to win. Donate what you can as it's all for a great cause. Oh and don't forget to buy a fabulous, colorful T-Shirt, too! I've ordered mine.