When I blogged earlier this week that I’d been given a last minute chance to be part of the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival, I was feeling a little giddy. I kept letting out sudden squeals so loud that I was frightening everyone around me.
Four days later, the giddy is still there. The excitement is still there. But you can add in a good dose of trepidation and a lot of tired too! Because, this week, I’ve gone from my usual pace of dyeing about a dozen skeins a week to dyeing 20 skeins per day. Wait — did you catch that? From a dozen skeins per week to 20 per day…! And I’m going to keep up that frenetic pace every single day for the next three weeks. That’s how many skeins I need to get dyed, dried, reskeined, twisted, and tagged in order to have enough to do this show justice. Tired? I haz it!
But you know what? For all that tired and all this crazy, there is an big upside — and that is that the studio is starting to look amazing! There are skeins hanging everywhere, beautiful fibers draped along the walls, and vibrant colours beginning to fill the room… It is absolutely the most wonderful sight on a bleak and cold January day.
And so, even as I am working my backside off, I am reminded that I love my job. And that’s gotta be one of the best feelings in the world.
Of course, most of these skeins are headed to the show, but I’m going to grab a few of them and put them in the shop for you. Keep an eye out for them early next week!
3 thoughts on “Scenes From a Fiber Life: Dyeing Like I’ve Never Dyed Before”
I’m so thrilled for you! You are blessed to be doing something you love. You are blessed with a beautiful healthy family and now an exciting business.
I’m using your yarn for the first time (even though I’ve followed you for ages) and it’s just beautiful to knit with! I’m knitting a lacy shawl and I’m loving your fingerweight sock yarn!!
i might go to the fest just to see your stuff! i hope there is a mermaid in there…