“You feel so heavy,” I said, pretending effort. “Like lead. I can’t lift you right now.”
“Mama, you need to close your eyes.”
“How will that help?”
“When you close your eyes, you can stretch your mind.”
And then I lifted my little sack of lead as if he were so many feathers.
So, for the last month I have been playing with blue and green, trying to recreate a colorway that was a “mistake” for a customer who would like a sweater’s worth of it.
The first attempt was exactly what I had wanted when I dyed this colorway the first time. A little white, some green and an overall sense of blue.
The second try featured a little white, some blue and an overall sense of green. Really far off here, folks.
So, I closed my eyes, stretched my mind and the last of my yellow dye powder, and finally, seven pounds of falklands later, I have a winner. A little green, a little blue and an overall sense of white. Phew! Why is it so much more difficult to use less dye?
Now I spin up ten more skeins of this 3-ply and hope I still feel up to spinning just as much of the too-blue and too-green Gaia for sweater kits, because, yes, I did dye over two pounds of each colorway before I test-spun it. Wheeeee!