Saturday, August 10, 2013
Flick either end of each lock open. This is best done outdoors as the flicking process allows the fibers to separate and drop a lot of the captured dirt on the surface beneath you. I prefer this to be grass rather than carpet, being just a tiny bit picky about that.
It leaves you with a bit of combing waste, which can be thrown away or composted.
Washing will be next. I probably have one more combing session to go before it will all be flicked. I will also probably divide it into two lots - some of the locks are shorter and with much more sun fading than the rest.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Sunday, September 25, 2011
It’s Banned Books Week this week. Whatcha gonna read? I’ve slowly been working my way through the 100 most challenged books of 1990-1999 and then I suppose I’ll have to start on the ones of 2000-2009 that don’t overlap.
This week I’m going to try The Color Purple, which I’ve never gotten round to reading.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Somehow, I expected this (Spice brown colorslide, Polwarth from Dunnose Head Farm):
plus this (Seal brown, silk noil):
to come out with a little bit more varigation that just plain baby-puke brown:
I keep trying to tell myself that it isn't really quite that bad, but I'm unconvinced.
I think I see an overdye pot in my future, but I'll probably spin it up first.