According to Amazon, my new camera is slated to be delivered tomorrow, so hopefully as of tomorrow, here is what you will see proof of:
I tried my hand at acid dyeing...and discovered why it is best to wear gloves during the process...yes, I know the whole dye/chemical thing, but more than that-it will dye your nails. Yep, I have beautiful brilliant blue yarn and slightly off cast blue fingernails....just a hint of color--enough to make people go "HUH?!".. lesson learned. But DANG I am soooooo addicted to dyeing my own yarn! It completely rocks! I am just doing single colors right now and there is a skein of merino silk that will be going in the dye pot again since it is a little spotty (note to self, stir gently for 30 minutes as per the instructions so the dye and yarn meet properly..)...I found the perfect shade of blue---pictures tomorrow. It is unbelievable!
On a side note, another addiction: playing with glass and flames! I took the glass bead making class at Beadazzled this weekend and loved it. I made quite a few beginner beads but am sure I will be starting to use the studio in December so I can make more. At $8 an hour or studio rental (after you take the first class), it is a steal considering you get to use the torches and the kiln. And she has a great selection of glass that is pretty inexpensive. I thought I might be intimidated by the torch, but it was absolutely mesmerizing. LOVE IT! If you are in Wichita, I would really recommend giving it a try.
I am actually off work today because of Veteran's Day. Our office is one of the few that closes, which is great. Kids grumbled about having to go to school and hubby went off to work, so the house is quiet. But, lest you think I am having complete bliss, keep in mind I also just finished cleaning up cat puke off a light cream carpet. Yep, real life has a way of slamming through, doesn't it?
Great coffee and good friends to you and yours!