mushroom experiment and something for my MIL

the experiment

I overdyed a sweater using the superconcentrated chagga tea I made from the chagga sawdust. It looked a little too scary to consume… though I suppose we could have dried the sawdust and made tea with that.

Anyhow, the color is hard nearly impossible to see in the photo, and I forgot to take a before pic…
mushroom overdye experiment

It was a heathery denim blue. Now it’s darker with a slight greenish tint in the light. As though it was something between “sky” and “indigo” and is now something like “moss” in this photo. It also fulled a bit so it fits me better now. Not very exciting I know…

something for MIL

I figure it’s time to make her some more mittens. Here’s the first of two pair I’ll make her for xmas, which is also her birthday!
MILmainemorningmittens 004

Couple more pictures and details over on my Ravelry project page.

I’m thinking the other pair will be white, with a cable up the back, probably out of either my handspun merino top or the angora/alpaca that Cathy-Cate gave me last year at Rhinebeck.

Just so you know, no mushroom experiments on any people, and certainly not on my MIL (who I like very much).

more mittens

Finally making mittens with the icelandic yarn I spun in March. Not sure yet if this is good, the plain portion is the liner in the cuff (hopefully it’ll fit in what looks to be and probably is the smaller outside portion), and I’m not entirely sure yet what the pattern will be… guess I’ll find out as I go.

icelandic mittens start


waaa waaa waaa

Some respiratory virus, not the flu, not congested, but exhausted and coughing and sound like I’ve smoked for 40 years and drank cheap whisky for 50.

Got some dvd’s from the library and The Tudors (season 1 and 2) kept me entertained for a day and a half! Yowza! Now I’m in withdrawal… though I see that the first episode of season 3 is available to watch on line.

Edited: ACK! I wondered why season 2 picked up and there were some things that seemed like they didn’t cover in season 1. I figured it was just moving the show along. But when I started watching the season 3 first episode, I knew something was wrong, because the preview of “what’s happened so far” showed several things with Jane Seymour. SO… what I learned is that the library’s “full first and second seasons” are missing dvd’s! They each only have 2, and should have 4. sigh sigh sigh…

4 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 10:06 am

    Ack! I hope you feel better soon. :(

  2. 2

    Julie said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

    I hope you feel better soon, Lisa! Seems everyone has some bug or another lately.

  3. 3

    sara said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

    DUDE! I hope you’re feeling better by Monday!!!!

  4. 4

    Molly Bee said,

    October 11, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better! Love the mitts. What pattern do you use?

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