I’ve spent the last 2 weekends dyeing for Twisted Disc and for the upcoming Olds Fibre Week. Over 100 skeins have gone into the pot, and I still have one day left for this weekend. Into the pot it all goes! I’ve had some beautiful stuff come out, so I’m looking forward to the reactions at Olds and then updating Shameless Twist when I return. While I’m still very much into the deep, sultry colours, I’m trying to expand into a spring-y feel for some of the new ones. I really never had any idea just how little attention I paid to the colours of spring until I went to make some flowery socks for my Mom a few months back and had to dye a skein just for her. I’m also seeing some accidental colours come out of the pot and trying desperately to recreate the beautiful ones. ::sigh:: I really need to start writing these things down.
Part of what I’ll be doing is developing a themed line (I’ll reveal the theme once it’s ready; it’s the brainchild of my middle daughter), the proceeds of which will go toward my oldest daughter going on a science trip to Florida. While I would normally look askance at her and say “what do you need to go there for? There’s science here in Canada!”, she’s wanted to be a forensic biologist since she was 6. When she first told me, I thought it would just be a phase, like when little girls say they want to be a ballerina, or a police officer (that’s my middle daughter’s career plan!) or a musician. However, 6 years later she’s still focusing on that as a career so I have to support this. As her Mom, I’m scared and excited for her (I think I live in the perpetual state of scared & excited. I need to mellow out a bit, maybe?) so it’s quite an ordeal for both of us. She’s been busting her butt around the house to earn the money to go, and will be involved in the yarn line.
EDIT: How could I have forgotten to mention this? I’m also planning colourways for my portion of the Tripping Yarn Balls collaborative club I’m doing with Play at Life Fiber Arts and Tyrannosaurus Knits!