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I Don't Own a Microwave

Yep.....no microwave....the title is right! I've opted not to have a microwave and really haven't had that much trouble dyeing fibers:) I thought that I would prefer dyeing with the microwave but, the stove top is working wonderfully!
After sorting through my stash, I found that I still have about 10 lbs of rayon! Time to start using some of that up! I counted out a little over 1000 yards for some huck lace scarves and headed to the dye drawer. Sky blue, light lavender, and a nice soft brown:) I had used this color combination in the past and was very happy with the results so, here we go again for another once around........since none of the old scarves in that colorway are left, of course:)
In the past the sett used for this particular rayon was 16 epi but, since I'm going to use this in a huck lace pattern, I'm going to try it at 12 epi and see if I like the feel. This yarn was purchased on Ebay quite some time ago and I had purchased around 6 or 7 cones or so weigh…

In Like a Lion

March, they say, comes in like a lion:) Well, we got about two feet of snow right before March 1st, bringing it in as a lion! Jeremiah and I spent three days locked in the house to play Wii! Thank God for Wii!!! :) Thankfully I was also able to 'play' with a lot of fiber and get some spinning done. Perhaps one day I will be a week ahead in spinning. :)
I was recently asked, by Dad of course, why I have no new items listed on the Handwoven side. Truth be told.........I have TONS of new items! I just need a day and a good photographer to get the pictures taken like they should be:) I've woven a wonderful set of unisex scarves on a black warp in tencel and merino. The first one was for David for helping his wonderful Nan on the mail route.........she's raised some good kids, that Nan;) I've been trying to play more with color so after I finished the rust set of scarves, I thought the water spot scarf would look wonderful in grey! This is what I see every day on the Mega…