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Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Thesis from hell meets the Amazing yarn makeover!
i was supposed to give the final draft of me thesis to my supervisor yesterday. but it's still not done. i'm still working out the end. my conclusions. read: what i think about the whole bloody thing. i think i hate hay. i don't care which hay is better for milk production. i don't drink a lot of milk. i can switch to soy. i'm ok with that. just don't make me read any more about what protein content you need in your grass to get some good fatty milk, ok? cuz i don't care anymore.
to relieve my poor dwindling brain of this horror. i took a break to play with yarn. mmmmm, yarn. happy yarn. we likes yarn. but not this yarn.
backstory: i long time ago i found yet another poor bundle of unwanted stash that noone was bidding for, and was therefore really cheap, and to top it all off, little bundle was mixed with Angora. mmmm, bunny yarn. we like bunnies. we think it's fantabulous that bunnies give us the warm cozy gift of bunny fuzz to provide knitting delight. everyone should be as generous as bunnies.
BUT. you couldn't see the colour very well, and it looked like it mabe wasn't that nice. but of course i bought the darn stuff anyway. and so it arrived, and upon opening the box i saw it for what it was, a pile of ochre hideousness. i'm really not a fan of yellow, i avoid it whenever possible. i'm forever asking my boyfriend What in God's name possessed you to buy a YELLOW SOFA?? (this was pre-me).
hence the makeover. in desperate need of a break, but not wanting to break out the needles, lest i be unable to stop, i gathered up the portion that i had skeined at some point and dropped them in a pot of lovely deep red dye. then i went back to chain myself to the desk again while it simmered for about an hour.
i didn't take the dye as well as i hoped, but i really like the sorta burnt orange colour it turned. it's very fall in canada and makes me think of home. now i just have to find the perfect pattern for it, cuz this stuff is just the softest ever, and i gotta make something i can wear often, so i can marvel at bunny fuzzy softness.
posted by tatjana @ 12:36 p.m.  
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