dyed in the wool

first of all thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind comments on the soar scholarship. now i have to wait until october although i’m certainly feeling all celebratey today still :)

one day last week, in the midst of crazy amounts of work at my lys, the roommates went to nyc and i took one evening to dye before ben returned from europe.

dyeing

these are for knit one since the roving basket was suddenly empty! there’s really never a happy medium :) it’s either empty or full. i also managed to dye a bit for myself, which i started spinning up yesterday. sorry for the lack of pics, on that one. you’ll get to see and name the final yarns, maybe next week along with some of the others that we missed from a couple weeks ago (geez! i’m behind).

dyeing

all merino. 2 done on the stove top, 2 done in the oven. my fave is the burnt orange/purple combo, although i think the non-bright one will spin up lovely too. i might do more this weekend when the roommates are gone again. we’ll see if i can squish it in with the day trip to TNNA on saturday. i’m going to sign my book at my publisher’s booth. life seems (ahem) a bit busy. good, but busy.

p.s. Meaning: Dedicated, committed, uncompromising, deep-felt in your beliefs.
i’d add to that – in your bones, what you are made of. part of the fabric of who you are.

The phrase relates to the medieval method of adding dye to raw wool rather than to spun wool or finished cloth. The final colour was much more long lasting and deeply ingrained than dyeing at later stages of manufacture. If something is dyed-in-the-wool, it’s unlikely to change.

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3 thoughts on “dyed in the wool

  1. I hope I get my book in time to bring it to TNNA to be signed! I’m so excited, this is my first big tradeshow, and I get to shop for the ys where I work! Anyhow, hope to see you there!

  2. I’ve wanted to splurge on a SOAR experience for years! What a great time you’ll have. I think the scholarship grant was chosen well.

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