Wednesday, November 27, 2013

One two three.

How to count sheep.

Photo that would't load yesterday, showing the purple I got from my last pokeberry dye session of the year. Maroon to purple! I was delighted, yes mystified. The berries were from later in the year, and they fermented longer, (three weeks,) in maybe a more acidic solution - but is that what shifted the color?

I asked Carol Leigh about it earlier this month, and she said her last batch this year did the same, and she could not explain it either. She said that pokeberry has a mind of its own.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bending minds with my spoon.

By request, a photo. I have a couple more but Blogger is being recalcitrant about loading them. 

This is the three-quarters finished sweater I am knitting from the natural dyed wool seen here earlier. Using EZ's proportional method, this will be a bottom up raglan to fit me. The cat tail is purely for titilational purposes.