Thursday, March 22, 2007

Well, it was Wednesday when I started.....

Yes, TECHNICALLY, it's not Wednesday anymore, but when I started getting things together, it was Wednesday. Here's the lowdown of what I have been....

Watching...spring break is nice....


Well, it's the middle of Spring Break and it's nice. I have been catching up on lots of extended chores and activities. I have been learning little lessons this week and I will be interjecting them periodically.

Since the weather has been nice, I got my patio cleared off, i.e. cleared off the compost heap that had accumulated. Lesson #1: When you are getting an apartment and notice the wonderful patio you get, make sure you take note of the sun and wind patterns if you plan on using it.

I live on the first floor and apparently the position of my apartment (yes, it's only mine) is the end point of a wind tunnel in the complex and ends in an eddy right on my patio. That means that everything blows into it and by the end of "winter", I have what looks like a nice compost heap on my patio.

Once it gets nice outside, I put my plants back outside and sweep out the patio. I think I have figured out a plan on preventing this, so if it works, I will share. I have also replaced dead plants and added new ones, including some hanging plants. Let's see if I get more than one 1.5" tomato this year.

Okay, so let's off to fiber related material! With all of these large blocks of time, what's a knitter to do? Dye yarn! Kerry and I got together to dye yarn...and weed her flowerbeds and replace mulch....but I digress. We did a little experimenting and this is what we ended up with:

As with all yarn dyeing escapades, the colors are better in person. We played with the speckles and marbling and I really like it! I think it will be awesome knitted up. Of course, those aren't mine...mine are the purple and green.

We also had a miraculous experience, check this out!

Yes, I was the one smart enough to wear GLOVES!!

But somehow, the person who was quoted as "I can't even EAT without getting it on my shirt", did not get one spot on her white shirt. Bravo Kerry, bravo...

Lesson #2: 409 and the Clorox bleach pen are AWESOME at taking Wilton's/Koolaid off of countertops/body parts.

3 comments:

Purse_Ho said...

this is awesome. your dying escapes were great! silly Kerry and no gloves...that crap stays on for days! :)

Bezzie said...

That's good to know about the clorox pen--I always stain my counter! Great dye job!

Julie in Texas said...

The yarn is beautiful! I am hoping to get brave enough to try dying yarn someday soon.

I have enjoyed getting to know you at Starbucks.