Whatcha doing?

It’s been rather busy at the “My Yellow Swing” household.  We had new carpet installed in the guest room.  We picked a plush carpet, but we didn’t realize that the additional height would keep the pocket door from sliding across smoothly.  Pocket doors are great for use in a limited space but a major pain if you need to make any adjustments.  After much consideration, Pat and I decided it was too much for our DIY skills and called in the pros. Even they admitted that it was a difficult project.  They had to take out the entire door frame, cut off the bottom of the door and put the framing back on.  Works great now!  Painting will take place later.

 My niece and her husband will be here today to celebrate an early Christmas with us.  Photos will follow!  

Now, what else have I done?  I wanted to play some more with the black walnut dye liquor that I had made for my dye demonstration for a third grade class.  The two light color wool yarns in the middle were dyed in the cold dye liquor.  It is a beautiful golden yellow/brown. The medium brown just to the right of them is alpaca also dyed in cold dye bath. The wool yarn on the far left and the alpaca yarn on the far right were simmered in the same liquor and came out much darker than the cold dye bath.  Heat makes a big difference!  Since the darker hot dye colors are very close to natural colors, I like the cold bath results much better.



I’m making a pair for fingerless glove with the yarn left over from my sweater vest.




I made another project bag.



I started another shawl.



I knitted some really cute knitted baby bibs that will go to Kentucky friends.Image


But not much progress on the Navajo rug.ImageImage 

So, that’s it.  Duffy needs to go for his walk and I need to make breakfast.  

See ya!




About psobrien

Hi, my name is Sandy and I am a retired professional quilter turned fiber artist with my main interest in spinning wool , using natural plants to dye fiber to be used in tapestry weaving. I grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky, travelled around the world and now make my home in Southeastern Arizona with my husband, Pat and Duffy, our Westiepoo.
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3 Responses to Whatcha doing?

  1. Roxie Matthews says:

    The calm before the storm of Christmas. Enjoy and rest as much as you can.

    Love those fingerless mitties!

  2. weaverofgrass.blogspot.com says:

    You have been one busy lady. I do love the colours you choose.

  3. Cindy in Fl says:

    Beautiful yarns and KNITTING! Sympathy and joy over the bedroom carpeting…!

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