My job is awesome. I mean yes, sometimes I spend too much time with boxes and labels and tape. But I also get invited to go visit with fabulous dyers and play with their yarn. And really, that makes up for an awful lot of time spent packing boxes!
While we were up in Maine, Karen of Seven Sisters Arts asked if I’d like to come over and play. You know I love her yarn (I used it most recently in Pelagic, and before she opened Seven Sisters Arts, she was half of String Theory, and I’ve used a ridiculous amount of their yarn). So after checking once or twice to be sure she really meant it, I gleefully said yes bopped right on over.
When I got there, I found a pile of yarn (starting at the bottom left and working across to the top right that’s Matrika, Zenith, Apex, Meridian, and Corona).
And a top secret notebook full of recipes and colors and truly inspiring bits of fluff.
We talked color for a bit then got to work (if by work you understand that I mean I said ‘oooooooh, pretty’ a lot while Karen did clever things with dye and hot water and yarn). It went a little something like this (humming the Jaws theme song now is optional but encouraged).
And a bit later, this.
Oh and a bit later still, this (hint, dyeing yarn takes a long time…keep that in mind next time you look at all those beautiful skeins your favorite dyer offers).
Then? Then came the completely unbearable drying period before we could see what we’d done. Which I will now shamelessly replicate by waiting a day or two to show off the final result. Because I’m terribly terribly mean, that’s why.