Friday, August 28, 2020



Daughter sent me this photo of an Hermes scarf her hubby gave her for her birthday. You don't want to know how much it cost. You could literally buy a truckload of yarn. 

Maybe it was wishful thinking on my part that fall is near but I couldn't stop thinking about those colors especially the orange. Since the Tour starts on Saturday I thought I might dye something special for it using that scarf as inspiration using this striped BFL...... 

....even though I'm still working on the Streets of Laredo fiber. I still have a lot more to spin than I thought but that didn't stop me.

Out came my jars of dye. I really should toss them. They are very old. A little goes a long way.

I mixed up a jar each of Bright Orange, Burnt Orange, Salmon, Russet and Aztec Gold. It was so hot out I thought about sun dyeing but I really didn't want to go outside. I am so over the heat.

The whole time I was making a mess I thought about my new kitchen. Where am I going to make a mess when I have a nice new sink and pretty counters and cabinets? 

I am terrible at dyeing but I like doing it. It's instant gratification. 

Well, that's not what I expected. It's more pink than orange. It may just be going back in the dye pot tomorrow. 


  1. Nooooo I love those colours. Try it. You might love it.

  2. It depends on how you want it to could have more sink fun!

  3. I think I would rather have yarn than that scarf, as beautiful as it is. I love the dye job, it is wonderful. Stay safe.

  4. I love it! And yes--you have to be flexible when it comes to what color you will get....

  5. oh my gosh. That gift is spectacular!!! She must be tall? she wears it so well. Hmmmmmmm

    oh and you asked why don't i try larger needles for my double point issue with the took me until just now to "aha" . You mean longer needles Right?