Had a nocturnal visit from the local neighborhood coonies. It always seems that each year there are three of them. Usually there is a mama coon and her three babies that come to visit our cherry tree. Last year was a bumper crop for the tree after two years of non-flowering. Well the tree was loaded with fruit but I think it was the last hurrah because the tree has “kicked the bucket” except for a few branches. The racoons still tend to check us out though and see what they can find to eat, which in this case was the seed from the bird feeders I forgot to pull into the house. I flicked on the porch light to discover them munching away bold as ever. I scared them off but they only hide until I go into the house and then they come back. They spilled quite a bit of seed from the smaller feeder but then proceeded to clean it up scooping up the seeds with their little paws and into their mouths.
I love over-sized anything probably because I’m over-sized myself and I hate tight clothing so I ordered a couple of tanks from Dharma which arrived a couple of days ago. I like loose clothing to exercise in because it doesn’t trap the heat so since I plan on joining the gym in a couple of weeks when the weather gets colder I thought I’d dye up a couple of tie-dyes. I may not be a fashion statement but you won’t miss spotting me. It should be interesting, maybe I’ll be working out hard enough the tank will match the colour of my face.
Eggplant, blue-purple and boysenberry.
If you look closely you can see the “Where’s Waldo” scarf I’m “supposed” to be finishing. I haven’t touched the thing since I last posted, ah well, there’s always next year. I have a sock swap with one of my forum groups so I used all of the left-over dye and then made up some Caymen Island green to use on the pole shibori socks. The Caymen Island green is a funny dye in that when it’s on the fabric it looks a really nice green but then the green seems to go down the drain and you’re left with more blue than green, I don’t know why because I don’t think the batching time is a factor.
Unfortunately the socks could only be had in 85% cotton so there is heathering at the bottom of the sock but since that is the part that will be inside the shoe, it’s no biggie.