Haven't heard enough about the yarn dyeing party?
And I suppose I must mention that poor Amanda got stuck in the bathroom -- and she'll probably never hear the end of it. Here are Joy and Lisa trying to determine if she could be rescued from the roof and before Stephanie had at the door with a knife.
All silliness aside, it was an inspiring, relaxing and fun afternoon. I'd never dyed yarn before, since I probably have too many hobbies as is, and Marie was an excellent and patient and generous teacher. I brought two skeins of lace weight yarn from Knit Picks, and here is what I came up with.
Since it's a sort of sad color, I'm dubbing it the Anderson, after CNN's pensive and earnest Anderson Cooper.. (You Spiders know this is in obvious tribute to Stephanie, who is naming hers after legitimately dreamy men. Only she has a real knack for this and will start a great business, whereas I will just keep knitting and watching CNN.) Here's a close-up:
Now this mix of pinks and reds will be the Fredericka Whitfield, mostly because the other anchors call her Fred and that makes me uneasy so the least I can do is name my yarn after her.
Now just a few more shots. Here's Sandra, plotting her colors:
And here's Stephanie, Bronxie and Julsey doing what they do best:
Be sure to check all the other blogs -- some have wonderful progress shots and pictures of Marie's craft room that will make you drool.