Monday, April 23, 2012

And the moral is.............

I've been busy! I teach, I spin, I knit, I dye, I scrap. There's more, but this is the fun stuff.

Well, I lucked into seven pounds of soft, fluffy, natural colored spinning fiber. It was said to be Australian, but unknown breed. It feels soft enough to be Merino, but that is unconfirmed. Well, I have spent much of April dying lots of 4 to 8 ounces. I've used Kool Aid, food coloring and Easter Egg dyes. I recently saw a method that uses the dyes frozen and the sun to heat and set them. So, I decided to give it a try. I made my "dye popsicles" last week and since there is some sun, decided to try them outdoors today (although, my recent check shows they aren't going to melt so I'll have to bring them in and use the microwave). I'm having lots of fun!

However, there is a moral here. It's one small step that I know to follow, everyone does. But I was in a hurry and missed this one small detail. I thought, "It just can't be that bad", so I did it! I didn't put on my rubber gloves. Just look at the result. Now I'm wondering how long before my fingers are a reasonably normal color again.
Oh, and the other hand has some too, just not as bad.

So, the moral of the story is.....
Remember to use ALL the steps and you might just have normal colored fingers!

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