The yarn is dry!

Red Dirt yarn, all dry, June 2009

Isn’t that cool?  The only problem is that the yarn is smelly.  Not exactly vinegar smell, not exactly wet Peruvian sheep smell, just weird odd not real pleasant smell.  So, now that it’s all dry, I’m soaking it in my sink with some lavender soak.  I hope I can hang it outside to dry, but it’s supposed to rain at some point today, so I’ll just have to keep my eyes on the sky.

In the meantime, I can’t decide.  I’m torn.  Part of me wants to wind another ball of the Bare stuff, in a different yarn, perhaps the superwash, and try dyeing right away again with my Wilton stuff.  You know, just as a test, so I know about how long it’ll take, so that when we visit my sister and do it some more, I’ll have a gauge.  Part of me says no, that’s not right, you have eleventy million wips that really need to be worked on, especially those things for all Steve’s sisters who’ve been more than patient.

Then there’s that little voice who just wants to ignore all of them and cast on a new pair of mittens or fingerless gloves with this:

Freedom Spirit, June 2009

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