1.18.2011

Cloudy and grey, brighten your day with some sunny yarn

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Sun and Sea yarn etsy listing.

rainy-and-grey_thumb During the winter in our area, we often don’t get cold enough for snow. So it seems we are doomed to a cloudy, wet, grey winter.

When I step out of my back door on my way to the garage the ground squishes and is saturated. Like walking on a sponge, it destroys the grass, and even the dogs are used to the yard turning into a big mud bog.

But what I miss most is the sun. Often we go many days without sun. In my job I work swing shift, and I have no windows anywhere near my department.  So even if the sun comes out during the day, I won’t see it, unless I can escape at lunch and it happens to be out. This often leads to what I think of as “I’m going to scream soon if I don’t see the sun”.

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Enter me, some yarn, and some dye! I wind some yarn off, soak it and start looking at my dyes! Feeling better already I get my color wheel out and start thinking of the sun and sea!

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Starting with turquoise I gently added this, not wanting to overpower it with color, I wanted a lightness about the yarn. I then let it partly dry and added a small amount of yellow. This was my first skein.

With my 2nd skein I went a  little farther and added some reds for the sunset.

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Etsy listing

My husband calls this one cotton candy!

Enjoy my little bit of sunshine sent your way! Now I’m off to spin.

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Knit Fast, Dye Yarn
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass... it's about learning how to dance in the rain." 

3 comments:

  1. Pretty yarn! I especially like the first one. If I could bottle up all the excess sunshine we have (I'm not a fan of sunshine!) I'd sure send it to you. Hmmm.... maybe we need to switch houses? :-)

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  2. Love the yarn colors. I give you lots of credit. I could never go more than a couple of days without seeing the sun. I have that seasonal effective "thing" where light effects my mood, so I guess it's a good thing I live in S. FL, lol!

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  3. Love that first picture. The little bit of yellow peeking out was perfect.

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