I’ve spent the last bit inventing colourways for the 14 lbs of yarn that arrived on my doorstep a couple weeks ago. I’m having tonnes of fun and getting some really nice results. I’ve been taking inspiration for the colourways from my travels. The colour palettes that arrange themselves in nature always astound me, and I’ve pulled memories of the environments through which I’ve travelled, traipsed and tip-toed in order to make some really unique colourways. The next few posts will show off some of the colourways that come directly from places I’ve been. Here are some images of the fun I had with chemistry… because what is
fun art without chemicals, I ask you?
Now that I have all this scrumptious yarn, I’ll be taking it to the Vernon Farmer’s Market starting on Thursday. I bought a canopy and got it all set up so I know how it works, and I’ve borrowed a table from my friend Chantal.
One last thing. Did you ever wonder what would happen if you dyed a whole bunch of lace weight merino and hung it out to dry and then squirrels came along and thought it might make nice bedding? Well, truthfully, I’d never wondered that before. But I know a squirrel who did and it turns out to be a big, colourful mess. The blessing came in that I discovered his plans before he could done and R-U-N-N-O-F-T with it all. Actually, it sounds a lot worse than it was… I only had a very small meltdown before I worked through the pile of 6 skeins. I am able to ascertain that no yarn has been nibbled – he just chewed through the string that I used to hang it all and let it drop to the ground where he was going to come back for it. I think I’ve got it all sorted out thanks to my method of meticulously tying my skeins in four places to prevent tangling. The most work came in picking vegetation out of the strands. I won’t know for sure until I can reskein them. I’ll keep you posted.
Well, that’s a short post, but the next one will be filled with pictures of mother’s day (my first!!!!) and the farmer’s market and COLOURS!!!
With love from the Maker’s House,