Thursday, August 03, 2006

Since the Great Tea-Dyeing Experiment failed so miserably, I looked around my house for something else to try and happened upon the home-dyer's best friend, Kool-Aid!

For some reason, I thought that the Lemon-Lime flavor would make my orange swatch brown. So I gave the swatch another bath, this time in exotic green liquid:


And, wonder of wonders, look how it turned out:


I don't know if you can tell on your monitor, but the Kool Aid greatly minimized the icky orangeness of the yarn. I decided to give the swatch another bath and see if that reduced the orangeness even further. Stay tuned!

In other Swallowtail news: I finished up the first section of Lilies of the Valley - it was Nupp City, baby! I never made nupps before [excuse me while I giggle maniacally]; they're a sort of mini-bobble that make the blossoms of the Lily of the Valley. I snagged Matthew to hold while I snapped:

(nuppy goodness)

Anyway, they're not difficult but they're somewhat time-consuming. I started the second and penultimate lace section, another set of LOTV* and realized after the first row that I had not done the first section in mirror image. All of my LOTV are swinging the same direction instead of opposite directions on either side of the center stitch.

This realization made me want to put my head down and cry and throw that freakin' fluorescent orange shawl in the trash. But after allowing some time to pass, I think I'll just make the second section of LOTV swing in the other direction. But maybe after a little break. I think we need some time apart.

*(Doesn't LOTV make you think of LOTR? I am a HUGE "Lord of The Rings" fan.)

And now, in obligatory Phillies news:

Au revoir, Rheal Cormier!


And YOU, Cory Lidle,

you better quit your whiny Yankee griping and get in The Mighty Momogus Doghouse with:

1 Comments:

Blogger Martha said...

Divine One,
Hon, if you don't really want that shawl by the time you finish it, I know someone who would love it.
And she loves orange just like you do - imagine that ^..^
XOXO

9:31 PM  

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