Monday, September 25, 2006

Progress Finally

I sort of feel like I made some progress this week

The light blue is only partly done, I'm going to add another layer or two. In the middle is the other one that used to be yellow. Still a little weird, but we'll see how it swatches out. I can always make it more green. And on the right I tried a few tie dying techniques. It needed lots more tieing. But I'm using up the left over blue dye from the first green run. I've tied another skein, and there is still a big pot of blue left over. I understand that usually the problem is not enough color. I'm not having that. If nothing else, I am getting some strong colors.

In the pottery world, I'm glazing pots this week as well as finishing up a few last minute ones. I have to fire on Thursday to be ready to set up an exhibit on Monday. Then another firing the next week. All that and my 10th high school class reunion this weekend too.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Yellow is now Green

So that yellow yarn from last week?
It got dipped

And turned into this

Not in the slightest way what I had hoped for. But maybe not a total loss. And variegation that may show on the picture is an illusion, It's pretty much all one color of dark green. I don't hate the color, but it was supposed to be a little more interesting. I'm still planning to go back and work on it a little more. Maybe a little more blue, a little black.
It turned into the largest continuous knot that has ever existed, so I appealed to my dad for a little help and we built this:

It still takes forever, but I've got the next couple of skeens ready to go. But first I've got a lot of pots to make.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Another in a long line of...

...things I don't have time for.

This is the first two hanks of sock yarn that I have dyed myself. Pretty darn yellow don't you think? They are currently drying vvverrryyy slowly. If they ever get there I'm going to try out a dip in blue to make a graduated effect. We'll see how it goes. I have grand plans indeed.