Thursday, 26 January 2012

A productive day

Today, I was busy. Busier than I've been all week, which is not hard to do since I didn't do much this week except sit on my bum, watch tv and knit. I also cooked dinner and washed my dishes every day (my mom would be so proud!!).

So, I started the day with 15 minutes on the elliptical. Than, breakfast and some experiment dyeing yarn. See, last week at knit-night, we talked about dyeing yarn and using food coloring or natural sources (i.e. plants). Yesterday, as I was eating a blood orange, I was admiring the color nd thinking that it would be great if I could reproduce it on the yarn. I need to learn more about using plants or fruit to dye fiber, because my attempt was pretty much a flop. My piece of yarn, which started white is now very pale pink. I won't give up. More experiments to come.

 After my experiment with yarn and an orange, I took the recycling out. All of it.

Then, I when to the store to get milk so I could bake some cookies.
 Oatmeal raisin cookies. 5 dozen of them. I wanted enough to give some to my mom, to my brother and his wife, to give some to my friends at knit-night tomorow, and to keep some for us.

The day is not over. I still have to take a shower, and do some groceries after dinner.

For those of you that don't knit, knit-night might be a funny expression. Here in the Ottawa/Gatineau/Hull region, there is a big knitting community, and there are groups of us meeting on a regular basis at different venues around the city. And Friday night, we meet in the west end. I love those girls, they are my best friends and I love going to knit-night. I'll probably be mentionning it often in the future since it's a big part of my week.


  1. I like the way the yarn turned out... If you want to try any of the Wilton food dyes, let me know and I'll get them with my employee discount!

  2. I think you are being too hard on yourself - thats a pretty pink! (Not my facourite colour, but as a dying experiment, fun). I'm planning on trying coffee as a dye this week sometime....figure it will smell good anyway!

    1. Please share how dyeing with coffee turns out.