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.