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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / my kind of colour therapy on: February 21, 2011 01:39:00 PM
i wasn't feeling too well today, due to a lot of things (e.g.: i had to burry one of my cats; it was time for my at-least-weekly doctor's appointment;...) - so i decided to dye some wool. only a little bit... not too much...  Wink
i usually dye batts of 100gr each. the problem is: i can't handle heavy things with my hands, and thus can't handle that "large" amounts of wet wool or big bowls full of water. turns out i'm able to dye smaller batts of circa 25gr each.  and i dyed... twelve of those - i mean, that's only 300gr. Grin i just couldn't stop myself.

100% pre-carded merino, dyed with acid dyes (i only have yellow, red, blue, black and violet, so a lot of mixing was involved)

i put them outside to dry... so colourful, i started to grin like mad.

my father almost died laughing when he saw the clothesline... in his opinion i should have tried to spell something like "HAPPY BIRTHDAY", taken a picture of it AND made greeting cards for yarn addicts.  Roll Eyes

and, because it's really cold outside: they FROZE. they all FROZE, and they dried. Smiley can you see the little icicles hanging down from some of them?


oh, and... i'm going to add more pictures tomorrow. because, like i said, i just couldn't stop myself. especially after i visited the doctor (my medicine still doesn't work properly, etc...).
i dyed some (read: everything i could find) washed but uncarded anonymous wool from my stash. Grin it's still drying. i think my mother looks forward to carding all that stuff for me, lol.

but: i'm feeling a bit better now. all those colours really helped to improve my mood today. Smiley

edit: scroll down for more colour. Wink
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Hippie Trip the Psycho Bunny on: December 24, 2009 01:52:13 PM
I've been around here for several years, but this is the first project I'll post.  Undecided

I started knitting Psycho Bunnies in spring - while watching horror movies with my best friend. I don't know who came up with the thought of knitting a bunny that's wearing a straitjacket. It was probably my fault idea. (Besides, we like the Book of Bunny Suicides. Which MIGHT have been some kind of influence, too... Grin)
Mister S. Jacket was followed by Frankie, a cute green fellow with "a few" black stitches all over his body. There were others, but Frankie and S. Jacket are my favourites. (S. Jacket was adopted by my boyfriend in September.)
I knit another Psycho Bunny as a christmas gift for my best friend. Hippie Trip the Psycho Bunny is nearly 18 cm (~ 7 inch) tall, made of bright coloured yarn.
Oh, and I'll have to correct his shape a little bit. Maybe he'll get some more stuffing. Or maybe not.

If he weren't a present for my best friend, I'd keep him.

Happy holidays everyone. Gotta make some more Psycho Bunnies now, I guess...

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