My in-laws are visiting to care for a relative, and of course, I had to tell my mother in-law about my latest foray into dyeing with walnuts.
Me: I got these from the mill at the last meeting.
MIL: I didn’t know walnuts looked like that, did you? (Calls the FIL)
Me: No. And they’re really easy to dye with. Laurel told me these would dye about an ounce or so. But, I put a bunch of wool in there!
MIL: (To husband) You knew walnuts looked like this, right? Didn’t you say there was a walnut tree in the yard?
Now just where is my dunce cap? Better yet, just give me Kelso’s helmet and I’ll go sit in the corner for a time out, lol!
My FIL took me out back to show me the tree. Actually, he took me to the patio door and pointed to it. Big as life, there it was! Then, we walked over across the yard to go grab some. In my defense there is a lot of land back there! 🙂 And all the walnuts I could ever want!
You wanna see that again?
Yup. The mother lode.
Well, up until then, I had been keeping myself busy with the fruits of the previous batch.
I practiced making some rolags with the hand carders like Geri from Fiberguild showed me. I also practiced carding on the drum carder.
Let me tell you those rolags spin up so fast, the little buggers. But, I shouldn’t have to preciousize these too much, lol. There’ll be plenty more where they came from!
Here we go again!