Sunday, August 12, 2007

ok, so I lied...

It isn't exactly "tomorrow". I am definitely learning lots about the amount of time I need to calculate for my job, and the weather doesn't always cooperate! I lost a day to wet weather, even with the yarn inside with fans on. The ir was so humid, the moisture just had no where to go. As it is, I left home on Tuesday evening with over 1/2 of the total yarn re-skeined (including the order I needed to deliver to the YArn Sellar on my way to camp) and brought a box to label for Woolgirl with me to finish at camp Wed. AM -- still about 50 skeins to wrap and tag here at home, but those will be out to her soon, along with another special project for her. (lil' squee)
This week will be spent prepping for the Fiber Revival in Newbury, MA. Lots and lots of fiber to dye, and then on to kits for the Big E. In the meantime, I have some pics of the process of last weeks work -- enjoy!
Yarn in the washer waiting to be spun out...

ready for re-skeining...

my wonderfully-ingenious-outdoor-drying-system that had to be moved INDOORS thanks to the rain and humidity...


me, at the end of the dyeing day,

the clock,

documenting the time that this happened...

Yeah, I was thrilled. Called it a night at that point!

11 comments:

Nichole said...

Looks like we need to stock you up with some nice smocks girl! Oh yea, and more wine! :)
You're doing the Big E??!!

Sonya said...

I think I would have called it a night too.

Anonymous said...

you neeed to take it easy lady!!

Nora said...

At the hospital where I'm training they have these plastic disposable aprons that would be perfect for you! I think I'll add them to your parcel... :)

PS: The parcel is [almost] ON IT'S WAAAY!!!

jessie said...

I hate reskeining so I can't imagine how much you had to do! Scout or somebody (was it you?) did a survey on reskeining and the results showed that most people don't care if the yarn is reskeined or not. But I like the look better, plus it evens out the strands. But imagine life without reskeining....

yarnophiliac said...

I agree Jessie, so I continue to do ot -- I just really think they all look better and more uniform when I do. Plus, Some of my yarn comes in ready-to-dye 8oz hanks, so I break them up after dyeing. NOT my favorite part of this wonderful job tho! This week will be easier, being all fiber. YAY!

Julie said...

There's certainly a lot of work that goes into the gorgeous yarn you dye, isn't there?!

SleepyEyes said...

Man, look at that dye! Look at your *ss! At least you can say...hey, those skeins of yarn look damn good!

julia fc said...

Yipes.
Time for Bounty, Shout, and for the pillow.

Sarah said...

WOW! That's quite a spill...yep, that's when you just step away from the dye.

: )

yarnophiliac said...

umm, yeah, G -- that is my tummy. ;)