Another dying experiment.

We have been playing around with some different dying recently, this time we tried dip dying. We were thrilled with the results!

The three colors we used were yellow, turquoise, and fuchsia. Mom dyed gray skeins and I dyed white. First, we dipped a third of the skeins into the yellow and let that set. You can see how the two different shades of wool picked up the color slightly differently.img_7914_001Next  we dipped two thirds of the skeins into the blue dye (over dying the yellow). That caused the yellow to turn green (we actually were not expecting that drastic of a color change, but we were really happy with the results).img_7919_001Once that had set, we put the entire skein into the fuchsia. img_7926_001The results were a very pleasant surprise, kind of like Christmas in August!img_7932_001img_7956_001img_7960_001


Garden update.

The garden has been growing beautifully this year. So far we have harvested all of our garlic, cabbage, onions, potatoes, and peas, and our patty pan squash and cucumbers have been growing non-stop.img_8130_001_mg_8310_001img_8123_001



No squash vine borer!  It has been a number of years since we have been able to harvest any quantity of winter or summer squash. Our plants are usually succumbing to the attacks of the squash vine borer this time of year. img_8288_001We have been very blessed this year and are enjoying the bounty of a well-watered garden.img_8286_001