Cabin Fever?

Okay, so we are on Day 4 of the snowstorm saga, and I’m getting a bit bored. I have plenty to do here at my house, it’s just not stuff I wanna do! LOL

Regardless, I did go ahead and tackle my bedroom today. I always seem to leave that for last since the mess inconveniences no one but me, but it’s time. I’m finding that doing my yoga really helps out my back/hip situation, and my space is being encroached upon since I refuse to put my laundry away! I much prefer leaving it in a stack on top of the “off-season” clothes boxes in the corner, and that’s what gives me the overflow/lack of yoga space. The room just ain’t big enough for unnecessary piles!

Yesterday, my sister and I got LOTS of dyeing done. She really takes to dyeing, and found the easter egg colors to be intriguing – she kept pulling out more fiber and yarn and asking what was next, even though we’d run out of containers to dye the new stuff in. In all, though, we tried all methods of dyeing – microwave and stove top, easter egg dyes and food coloring (the food coloring was really, really interesting, and very controlled – you know exactly what color you are getting, and the placement was easy peasy!

Here a picture, but it’s kinda horrible. The drying rack sits right in front of the oor in the basement, which has windows, and it’s extremely bright in there right now!!

My main goal yesterday was to get lots of the blue, denim, and brown done (and that’s what you see here), because I’m thinking they’ll be nice colors to blend together on my hand cards. What do you think?

I’ve washed and dyed almost the whole Romney fleece now (one wash-bag full is in my tub now, waiting on more vinegar), and I’m hoping for a good amount of yarn to come of it!

Tomorrow is another day. Another day OFF that is. School’s been canceled already, and there will be another Winter storm in the afternoon/evening, so I’m thinking I know what Wednesday will look like as well. With that said, I gotta go make my kid do something OTHER than watch Phineas and Ferb! See ya!


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2 Responses to Cabin Fever?

  1. Javajem says:

    Wow – you ladies have been busy! I love the blue and brown you dyed – I'd love to see more! Can you believe there's MORE snow coming!! Ack! Do you think you'll make it to cloverhill for the Olympic opening ceremony? I hope I can make it!

  2. Rani says:

    I had almost 11 inches in my driveway and they STILL didn't cancel school. Grrrrrrr. I told my kids that our Superintendent was a grouchy old man who can't remember what it's like to be a kid. A snow day is one of the greatest moments in a kids life.

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