Introducing my new nephew, Phoenix Daniel. He was born on the 19th of June at 10:37 p.m. Arizona time. He was 7lbs 10 ozs and 19" long. My brother, Danny, and his wife, Maricela, are the proud parents of this beautiful baby boy. The road was a little rocky for a couple of days when the birth mother was having a hard time letting him go. It must have been so difficult for her, but they got to bring him home yesterday morning. He will have a glorious life, of that I am sure.
I'll post pictures of him in his Baby Surprise Jacket when I get pictures of him in it this fall (hint, hint, Danny!).
And now some magic from the dye pot....
It never ceases to amaze me.... You just never know what you're going to get when you dye randomly. Here's what my little dyeing experiment looked like in the crock pot yesterday:
I know. Blech. That's what I thought too. But wait... there's more! Here's how it looked after I spun it out in the washer and rinsed it:
Better right? Hang on to your double points because here it is all re-skeined and ready to go:
How cool is that?! Oh, ho, ho it's magic, you knoo-o-w... Never believe it's not so. That song's been going on in my head all day so I thought I'd pass on the joy. ;-) Pilot was the group. 1975 was the year.
But I digress.... I tried to arrange the skeins in the crock-pot so that each skein had some portion in the top and bottom. It's obvious that I wasn't very successful.
The skeins on the left are darker and were the ones that were mostly on the bottom. That's where the excess dye dribbles down to. It's also where it's hotter. Still... I'm pretty happy with the results. I used Lamb's Pride Superwash and Fiber Reactive Dyes from Dharma Trading Co. To get these colors I mixed a cup of water with a teaspoon each of midnight blue, clear yellow (I added a touch of golden brown to tone it down a tad) and Cayman Isle Green.