It’s Wednesday/Hump Day! The weather has taken a turn toward spring/summer. Thank you, Mother Nature. It’s about time you PMSing old thang.
Thank you one and all for your kind remarks about PurplePi and the Tonks sock. PurplePi has been put in a time out for just a bit.
See where there is row definition like ribbing? That’s the border after soaking. I’m not being dramatic. It’s really too short, isn’t it? And, I still have this amount of yarn
I think that’s enough to do a bit more, don’t you? Two rows? That might make 4″.
That’s the current plan. So, since we’re taking a short break from each other, I’m casting on for a Christmas pressie. I can’t blog about it, either. She reads my blog. It would suck royally if this became known. So, you’ll be getting more sock bloggage and when I can get back to her, PurplePi. I simply cannot add more to the repetoire right now. I must finish something first. Oh, are you still here? Thank you. I know I shouldn’t add more, but we all know I’ll cave and start more somethings. I’m weak and pathetic……..and, entitled!
Does anyone remember my Cormo fleece “Grant”? Me, neither. I plan on putting part of his fleece in the washing machine to see if I can actually get this fleece washed and combed in my lifetime. I have no idea if it will work, but at this stage a little felting as an experiment sounds like a small price to pay to get this thing going. It’s gorgeous and I want to wash it so I can eventually spin it. I’m just way way behind. I will keep you all posted on that, too.
Do you remember my homemade detergent? I got the recipe from Rachel who got it from somewhere and blogged about it. I love this stuff. I ran a bit short this weekend and stood at the washing machine and grated a Fels Naptha bar, added a cup of Borax and a cup of washing soda. I shook it up and now, I’m ready to go again. I have bad allergies and very very sensitive skin and this stuff is completely wonderful (for me). I also wear everything I do and eat, so it has been put to the test and has passed with flying colors. I promised I’d report back, so this is it. Oh, the bar of Fels Naptha is about $2, the washing soda $4 and the Borax $5 or so. I have bought only one box of the washing soda and Borax, so far, but I have used 3 bars of Fels Naptha. This is good stuff and economical if you don’t mind the grating (which can be painful in the knuckle area). I can’t use softeners either (I told you my skin was sensitive), so I tried those silly looking dryer balls recommended by Marianne (whomightaswellbebloglesssheupdatessoseldom). They work remarkably well softening and fluffing and removing static, but not shortening the drying time in my opinion. Of course, Marianne never said it would shorten the drying time. That was on the package. I really like them even though the package lied to me.
And, since I’ve been a-ramblin’ I will leave you with this;
My goodness,they were youngun’s weren’t they?
Have a good one!!!!