Friday, August 29, 2008


Last night I came home and wrote up a blog post about feeling restless, rebellious and a strong desire to cuss. If you were quick, you got to read it before I decided to delete it.

I am feeling restless and rebellious. I am really looking forward to dyeing yarn and having a chance to indulge my slightly twisted, slightly macabre self. Today I'm off to look for a large stock pot or two to steam the yarn, as well as a better notebook for sketching out ideas. I'm finding ideas need some time to ferment as they change, sometimes quite a lot, over time. What seemed like a very funny yarn name and color choice while somewhat sleep deprived looks less appealing in the cold light of dawn. (OK - the name and the double entendre are still great, but how to work out the color?) In fact, I struggle with how to work out several of them. Some struggles are because what I think would look really interesting conflicts with the mythology surrounding this particular creature. Some are because the whole idea is really quite tasteless - great for someone with crude, juvenile humor - but will it make nice looking socks? And finally, some are age related. Would some of the younger knitters get the reference, or will I have to make sure there are photos of the color's inspiration?

As for right now, I'm off to get some coffee and map out my stockpot search. I know, I lead such an exciting life. How do I use the least amount of gasoline while maximizing my search radius?


Janice in GA said...

Re stockpots: if you don't mind light-weight stainless steel ones, places like Garden Ridge or Old Time Pottery sometimes have them on sale pretty cheap.

However, if you're interested in something that's more durable, check restaurant supply places. I think there's one on Jimmy Carter.

I have a couple of enamel pots, but the big problem is that even with care, enamel eventually chips. That's not really an issue with the small amount of dyeing I do, but if you're getting into small business volumes, keep that in mind.

Do NOT get aluminum. Some dyes eat through it.

Kim said...

Darn! I was enjoying the cussin' and rebelliousness. I have a mental pic of you in black leather and thigh-high dominatrix boots. It's very you. :-)