sneak peeks

More dyeing today- I am all about the greens this week. I've sworn off of green for the rest of the week, agonizing as the thought is. I blame my seedlings, which are getting bigger every day.

Some sneak peeks at what I've been working on…


That one's not nearly done in the photo, but this one is out drying as I type this…

Todays dyeing

My fingers are discolored- I can't ever seem to keep my hands out of my dyepots. I spent most of today puttering around with color, a series of what happens if I mix this with that mad- scientist- style experiments with leftover dye on scrap yarn and roving, colorful bits to be used later.

I am lighter, happier than I was last week- last month- possibly for the last decade. I had my worries- I still worry, some, but it's in a more abstracted way. Now that the transition is real and here I feel as though a weight were lifted off of me. I had wanted to do this to take more ownership of my life- to make a life off of what I do, out of the work of my hands.

I've heard it said that we become what we do: I would far rather be this, than that before: at the very least, this is mine.

  One thought on “sneak peeks

  1. mel
    May 13, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Love. The greens & the words.

  2. May 13, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Oh, Mel! You’re so sweet.

  3. May 15, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    What’s going to happen with all these lovely greens and blues?

  4. May 15, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    They’re all going up for sale on the Sanguine Gryphon website in about… well, I think two weeks, because the crying is a huge FAIL lately with all the wet weather. I need to transition to some warmer colors for summer!

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