There won’t be a real Fair this year, but there will be a virtual fair.  I’ve just been pleasing myself so far this year with the dyeing, but tonight I took inventory in preparation of making a virtual display.  Not shown are an orange topaz and a sapphire which are still drying.


This makes ten skeins in the current “season”, though I have only four in custody, having sent six out into the world.

Olive green on the right is the new addition.



But moving on to jewel tones… here’s my amethyst:


Nine – Janet as a Blonde


Something completely different, a nice neutral I call “Honey Blonde.”

Just 26 days ago, that skein you see me holding was running around the barn.

That’s what I love about my hobby; not any particular step or action or outcome, but the overall transformation.

BTW I declared victory over S’E2S’E.  Ten projects, a nice book and tote bag.

Dye Season Inaugurated


After shearing I could hardly wait to wash and dye (and spin) Janet.  So I started the very next day!  I didn’t like the saturation levels of my results.  I was using formulas from Greener Shades and being very exact, and I double-double-checked the formulas, so I don’t know why they came out so pale.  What you see above was doctored with additional yellow (on the left) and orange (on the right).  The one on the left has some severe splotches, but I blended up the one on the right a bit better.

I really didn’t like either color at first, even after the doctoring, but they’ve grown on me a little.

You can see in the background that biking season has been inaugurated as well as dyeing season.

No new COVID deaths were reported in Vermont today, and the number hospitalized has dropped to single-digits.