Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Okay, I can't believe this is happening again. We're leaving for Boston tomorrow. That means twelve hours of interrupted car knitting there and back. I have a million Momogus Knits samples I have to finish pretty soon. Sounds pretty good, eh? But I am in despair, because my tendinitis is flaring up! What?! Does my arm know? It hasn't been this bad since the day before my trip to Long Island! Am I going to miss out on yet another long car trip and vacation of knitting??? Boo hoooooo........ I hadn't even thought of a contingency plan for filling the time if I'm not knitting.....waaaahhhh......

Anyway, I'm nursing the arm as much as possible. Maybe by the trip back I'll be able to knock out some of the smaller samples. And just because I can't knit doesn't mean I can't peruse the local yarn stores of Boston, right? In the meantime, I discovered the most fun thing you can do in your basement EVER. It's dyeing your clothes!!!

Before (too-pale khakis,weird green linen pants, and two-years-ago-favorite-color-but-no-more-orange T-shirt):

After a bottle of dark brown Rit dye and a turn through the washer and dryer:

Beauteous dark brown clothes! Brown is my favorite color this year, and now these clothes have new life! The idea for this (which never would have occurred to me, all the yarn-dyeing I do notwithstanding) came from Annie, the manager of the store. She loves dyeing her clothes. And boy o boy, I can see why!! It's like I got a whole new wardrobe! I can't believe how well the dye took and how easy it was. Now I want to paw through my clothes, feverishly looking for something else to dye!! Matthew has already issued an edict that if I dye any of his clothes, he will divorce me. I wasn't planning to, it will take a long time to go through all of my clothes and dye all of them a different color.


Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Hmm, an all brown wardrobe?

11:40 AM  
Blogger diana said...

I didn't say I was going to dye everything brown! (But it's probably a good thing I only bought one bottle of dye or for sure there'd be another batch of newly-brown clothes here.)

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

POOOOO! you wont see my 874 yds of laceweight i pun up all by myself. by. myself. well i had help from mr. french press & mrs. coffee grinder. and mrs. tootsie roll. you can see the pics on my blog though. it's in the DONE 2007 section (peaches, no herb).

1:37 AM  

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