Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lazy daze

Do you ever have those days when you just don't want to do what you're supposed to? I usually fight the urge to do close to nothing, if I do give in I beat myself up for it later. Well, one of my goals this year is to give myself a break. So, today was supposed to be a day to wind a chenille warp and weave some scarves that will later have silkscreen discharge designs on them. The other day I had cut off some lengths of different colors of chenille to try out the discharge paste on, you see, each color discharges to a surprise color. Today I did steam iron those lengths to see what colors emerged and decided 4 out of the 6 colors would work nicely for this technique. But that's as far as I got. Instead I did laundry (so did get something done), did some picture taking of scarves for my etsy shop, made a fire, put on the movie Eat, Pray, Love and sat down to knit. What a luxury! I never sit in the living room during the day!
I finished up my beanie hat, fingerless mitts and scarf for winter beach walks - I think my color choice looks like it goes well for walking on the beach.
I got another pair of sox started - these using some merino/angora blend from my friend Margie's german angora bunnies (Raspberry Farm Angoras) - Margie also dyed this yarn. It is sooo soft.

I've got the handwoven table runners sitting by my chair to hand hem this evening. Looking forward to having those done for the exchange so I can move on to other if I don't move on to them anyhow!


  1. Good for you! How was the movie? The set looks just perfect for the beach o anywhere else for that matter. Quite pretty and I can imagine how soft that sock yarn is. They will be yummy.
    I keep waiting for winter to come back. Kind of miss it and hope we get some moisture soon. Maybe I should go out and do my snow dance? That would be planning anything important to do outside, like wash the car or ride the horse. That almost begs for rain or snow.

  2. The movie was good but I think I was expecting exceptional. I enjoyed watching it - made for a nice afternoon.

    Yes, do your snow dance - we desperately need more snow in the mountains - and we need rain.

  3. Good for you, relaxing is essential to your creativity. I find that as I relax I seem to be able to daydream and that's when ideas seem to hit me the strongest. I love the set you knitted up looks really warm and soft.


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