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We interrupt your regularly scheduled Monday to bring you breaking news!  For the first time in several years, Inara has willingly snuggled a human!  Yes, folks, she sat in my lap for  a full 10 minutes and is now laying beside me as I write this.  It is a day to mark down in the history books!  And I caught it on film (so to speak).

(Yes she was only snuggling to get near to the lace shawl I’m knitting.  For some reason she can’t resist the KnitPicks Shadow lace weight.  That is what the shawl she destroyed was made of.  I can see I’m going to have to be very careful with this project…)



Life is full of decisions.  I may have to make a very difficult one today.  Sam and I are taking Max to the vet to be assessed.  He’s not eating very well and I’m extra worried.  I think he’s lost another pound and he didn’t have much extra left to lose.

On a lighter note, I’m trying to decide what to purchase from the BMFA Barn Sale.  I certainly can’t afford to drive up to Washington, so I’m satisfying the craving online.  As always, I’m leaning towards STR.  But they also have a yarn called “Woobu” that I’m finding fascinating.  Sigh… I can’t afford both.  I probably shouldn’t buy any at all.   But it’s BMFA and it’s on sale!

I’m leaning towards STR Mediumweight in this colorway.  I’ve put it in and taken it out of my cart about 4 times now…

Thanks for the outpouring of sympathy after my last post.  I just needed to get that out of my system.  I saw the doc and got some anxiety stuff to help me sleep and so far it’s helping.  I just need to remember that I have love and support out there, even if it’s not within arms reach (other than my hubby of course, he’s always here for me and is the bestest hubby. 🙂 ).

Baa, Baa Black Sheep, Have You Any Wool?

To quote my husband, it “smells like I’m boiling a whole sheep.” Those were his words when he lifted the lid on the slow cooker. No, that’s not dinner gone horribly wrong, it’s my dyeing adventure part deux!

So, what do you get when you take this

plus this?

You get this!

I am using some Jarbo Garn Gastrike 1tr and some Wilton’s food coloring in the slow cooker like I did on the previous dyeing adventure. In this picture, the dye is about halfway exhausted. It’s hard to tell because the dye stains the liners. Other than that minor inconvenience, they are a huge time-saver. (I just wiggle the slow cooker a bit to see the water slosh onto the non-dyed part of the liner to see if the water is clear or not.)

Speaking of the previous dyeing adventure… That is now dry and ready to be re-skeined. But, I was feeling lazy and did not get out the swift tonight. So here it is, in all of it’s un-re-skeined glory. I give you… SHERBET!

(Sherbet is the name my husband came up with as I twisted it.)

I have some more lace weight in the stash to be dyed. I think purple will be next. This whole dyeing thing has got me all excited. It’s fun because you never know what you’ll end up with. It’s like a magical colored surprise that I cook in my kitchen. Um, yeah… Enough of that.

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