There's a reason we aren't talking about the olympic project. I don't think it has a snowballs chance in hell of getting done. I simply haven't been able to take the time to sit down and work on it as much as I would like. Yesterday, we were crazy busy with yarn bowls and fiber and canning. I actually dyed my first fiber!!! I don't think it really looks that great but it was a learning experience for sure. I can definitely see the value of mixing your own colors. I didn't mix these colors - just used them straight out of the bottle just to get some experience with what they look like. So, the colors came out too "pure" looking for me if that makes any sense. They are almost done drying.
Can I just tell you that I am totally winging it here? I have no idea what I am doing. I have a couple of books and they have definitely helped but this is definitely a trial by fire sort of thing. Anyone out there that dyes fiber that would like to share their source for blank fiber?? I got this from Dharma Trading Company but I think I can probably get a better deal somewhere else - especially if I can find someplace that will wholesale to a business. Thoughts? Suggestions?
Here's a look at the dying kitchen in action. Mr. Man made this cool hangy downy thingy that I can put the yarn on to soak parts of it in the pot. It's totally adjustable which is why it isn't hanging straight. I can fix it to hold different yarns at different depths.
Here's some other views of the mess.
Here's peach jam and yummy marinara all ready to put up.
As far as Hey Teach goes, I have the back and most of the left front done. I'll post pictures tomorrow - maybe I will actually have a little more done by then.