Thursday, June 26, 2008

rhubarb dye woes continued

Thanks for all your comments.

You know all those things you listed that might have gone wrong, I think I did all of them. It was a great learning experience and as it only cost me the price of camp fuel, it wasn't a very expensive lesson.

As for the green wool/felt I told you about yesterday. I have already tossed out the wool (buried it in the garden) as I was getting too frustrated at it. Sorry, I didn't take any photos of the finished product; however, I did dry it and try carding a bit before I completely gave up on it. For some reason, after dyeing and drying, the wool felt icky, like someone had soaked it in used bacon fat and then packed it in the back shed to gather dust for a few years. I don't know what that was about, but I did rinse it about ten times before leaving it to dry.

I think the conclusion is that one of you needs to invite me over to your house and show me how it's done. I'll bring the rhubarb leaves and the camp stove. But, maybe I'm being a bit cheeky suggesting this.

As for today, I've been spinning Jacob and will continue to do so for most of the day. I need a restful day of contemplation. I've been offered something amazing and I want to know if I'm up for it. If I accept and my health gets in the way then I am not only letting myself down, I'm letting down someone I respect and admire, and I've done that too much lately. If I accept and succeed, it offers me the opportunity to do something I love with people I enjoy and to make money badly needed for the next stage in improving my health (aka. expensive trip to a specialist out of the country).

Today is for spinning and meditating on this new development.

1 comment:

Josiane said...

I wish you a nice spinning and meditating day. I'll be thinking of you, and hoping you'll get the clarity needed to find your answer. Good luck!
I also wish I could invite you over here to do a dyeing day together, but I wouldn't be able to show you anything, as I have yet to try it myself. At least, we could experiment together! Actually, I don't think you are cheeky at all making such a suggestion: I think it would be the best way to learn, and I totally feel like asking the same thing if ever I meet someone who dyes.