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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

New Colorway: Autumn's Tremblings


Well, running an etsy shop isn't as easy as it seems to be. I need to get a bigger pot so that I'll be able to dye more yarn at a time. Maybe it would be a good idea to use two big pots. Now, I can only do three skeins at a time. If I could do eight at a time, I wouldn't have to spend each day dyeing or preparing to dye. (Very Shakespearean and morbid.)

This new colorway is called Autumn's Tremblings. The full name, taken from a line in one of my poems, is: as vibrant as autumn's tremblings. "Autumn's Tremblings" are, of course, the wind-blown and fallen leaves.

I'm dyeing more Woolly Boully Neapolitan today, and I'll do a batch of Red Robin next--perhaps in the next two days.

I'm almost done with my Red Robin socks, but that isn't at all as exciting as almost being done with my prospectus.

I was so close to being done with it last week, but then I had one of those computer mishaps, you know, the kind that our students always have and we never quite believe them? Well, I guess this was pay-back; two of my pages turned into 30 pages, all with about ten weird characters at the start of every page. It was scary and frustrating. After crying and throwing paper around, I realized that it was probably a good thing that this happened: I was able to realize that I was really stressed out and didn't know it; it also helped me to know that I should probably take another week with it.

6 comments:

Leslie said...

Your socks are looking great, as always. I'm considering RPM for my own Woolly Boully yarn but want to be sure it's a good pattern for it. It's scary, but I had one of those breakdowns too recently. My drama was with footnotes. So much footnote trauma... I finally gave up, extended my deadline for a few weeks and dropped off the paper today. You'll get there. You're almost there, in fact. I'll remind you to breathe if you do the same for me!

The_Add_Knitter said...

I also had a freak computer mishap this morning where my laptop was dead for about 30 minutes and only started after the Apple help desk dude walked me through i--only $35/phone call!:(

That new colorway is tempting, for sure. You have such a great eye--your color combinations are so fresh and unique...

knittingphilistine said...

Jenny, I absolutely love your sock yarn. I love that you use a base yarn with nylon in it, as the wear on the sock is so much better than with 100% merino. Also, this new colorway is fantastic. Etsy is down right now, or I'd already have snatched it up!! If someone else gets to it first, please make more of it! I love the orange and brown combination. So lovely! You're a beautiful dyer!!

knittingphilistine said...

PS: Aw, thanks for your soap order! I hope you like it. And if you do, I'm always up for a good yarn-for-soap swap!! Love the new shop banner, too!

Specs said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your computer problem!

I'll be sending good, calming and brilliance-inspiring thoughts your way.

Knitting Bandit said...

I love the name Autumn Tremblings. Gorgeous colors!