Take a look at this brilliantly constructed auto-ball-winder, made with Legos!
Watch it go “Right Round, Baby. Right Round” Wheeeee!
When I realized that my blog had been eating comments and I couldn’t figure out the reason, I thought:
“Well it is far beyond time to upgrade my WordPress anyway.”
The upgrade did not play nice with my old customized theme and I have been pulling my hair out for the last two weeks trying to clean it all up.
I’ve now got something manageable but my archives are gone (I’ve got a back up but I can’t see them) as are all the comments (The few I had were precious to me).
I’ve given up trying to make it all perfect before BlogHer and I’m just going to go forward and continue to try to fill in the history.
Thanks to the DePo Skinny Theme I’ve made it look the way I want.
I’m sure I haven’t found all the wonky-ness there is to find, so if you come across crazy errors or 404s please let me know at cheeky[dot]attitude[at]gmail[dot]com.
In the last post I mentioned being assigned the task of thinking about the colors I love. That was all preparation for the class I had the great good fortune of taking from Blue Moon Fiber Arts‘ Master Dyer Tina.
The room was all set up and we spent a little time learning about wool and how the manufacturing/milling process changes the way dyes adhere. We worked with BMFA Socks that Rock yarn in medium weight and the same acid dyes that Blue Moon uses.
Here’s Tina showing us first how to add the colors.
She adds a second color and shows us how they blend together.
After adding a few more colors she demonstrates the fine art of “squooshing.
She lets us loose and we start playing with the colors – oh what fun!
This is IrishGirlie’s : Isn’t it beautiful?!
Once it is all saturated and ready to go, it gets a squirt of vinegar and wrapped it up in plastic so it is all nice and snug.
Here they are ready for the microwave (2 min) to set the colors, then they’ll dry.
I can’t wait to see the results! Hopefully I’ll be able to share a few photos tomorrow when we pick up our very own hand-painted yarn.