I LOVE surprises, and I got a terrific one yesterday!
This Saturday I have a dyeing class and yarn has been arriving for it on a regular basis. I received a box from Indiana yesterday and was puzzled for a bit- I didn’t order any yarn from Indiana…
But it was full of DYE! Beautiful, bright, clear Rit dye – in powder and liquid form! One of my blog readers, Kim, noticed that I was offering a dyeing class and emailed me for more information. One thing led to another and she had some dye samples mailed to me! Maybe Rit will begin offering yarn dyeing kits? I’ll send them some of the stuff I work up with this to see if it might be a possibility…
It looks a LOT warmer out there than it is – it’s one of those windy, brisk mornings when several sweaters would be good. Instead I strolled to the bus stop in a light jacket and sandals. I’m insane. Hannah and I jumped up and down to stay warm until the bus arrived. Yesterday it got up to 52∫ – I’m hoping for the same later today and definitely tomorrow so we can take advantage of my backyard and do some of the messier dyeing out there!
I feel it’s incumbent on all of us to take a moment and think about the recent bombing in Madrid. Heaven knows who did it (Hell knows is more like it) but what a terrible tragedy. Odd that it would be on 3/11. We here in the NYC area can definitely understand the shock and horror (awe?) that will permeate the lives of folks in Madrid for a long time to come.
I’m also saddened – and troubled – by the discovery of Spaulding Grey’s body. I really liked him as an actor, as a talk show guest and a monologueist. We each have our own demons to face. I think suicide is a terrible way out of this life – even worse is being so depressed that you feel you have no other option. That truly must be hell on earth, and I despair that anyone has to go through that. His mother also committed suicide. There is so much we don’t understand about the human mind & soul – it’s a good idea to reserve judgement in areas where we, ourselves, haven’t ventured.