Well, someone called N suggested I sould have a blog...not sure why...
maybe to stop me commenting on hers :o)
It could be that my dazzling wit and intellect is such that she thought I should share it with the world....Hmmm....ok it is probably to keep me occupied so I post less on others blogs and forums.
So here we go!!!!Today has been a "good day". Porridge for breakfast...yum.... there is something wholesome about porridge in the morning. Makes you feel all warm inside and virtuous...also while away a happy few moments looking at the strapping chappie in his kilt that adorns the Porridge Oats package.
Porridge is not just an attractive man on a packet....
"Doctor Johnson proposed to define the word ‘oats’ thus: ‘A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.’ And I replied: ‘Aye, and that’s why England has such fine horses, and Scotland such fine people.’
–James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., ch. 14 (1791) "
Moving swiftly on....
This wholesome repast/ballast is also good preparation for "Yarn Dyeing"
Dyeing yarn is always fun...especially when
a/ you have lost the instructions for chemical dyes you have only used once before
b/ Your children exhibit total confidence in you by saying...we won't blow up, will we..before retreating several feet towards door and asking if you have written a last will and testament.
c/ I am a mature adult and know ALL about taking precautions...despite having two children...so I took the well-proven approach of using the longest handled spoon I had and pouring ingredients in one at a time. Definitely the way to go. I learned a lot about safety around ingredients after dropping a large piece of mercury tape down sink hole in school chemistry lab some ...ahem...several years ago....anyway, I digress...
Ignoring flashbacks from old Jeckel and Hyde movies and opening all windows to the fullest and...ta daaaa..... we now have blue mix yarns and purple mix yarns drying in the bathroom.
I just hope blue and purple fingers are "in" this year. ....not a look I would recommend. Note to self to check rubber gloves not punctured by Wonder-Whippet BEFORE dyeing next time round. This dog's preoccupation with rubber is of concern.......it is not based on anything he has witnessed. This is a wholesome establishment...for heavens sake, we are porridge eaters!
Some progress has been made on the Spiral Socks...the slip stitch gives a wonderful effect.
There is a KAL here...
I am using a self colour from The Yarn Yard and it reminds me of Kingfishers we can occasionally see on a river nearby.