Fruits of My Labor

A stay-cation that turned out to be very stressful.Β  Choosing to not let the stress render me helpless resulted in these babies:

No Show Workmen

Semi solid purple, variegated colourway, solid dark grey.

It felt good to be back to my dye-pots.

 

24 thoughts on “Fruits of My Labor

    • Nicky May 30, 2016 / 10:32 am

      Me too lady!!! I’m glad I didn’t let the urge to do nothing win.

  1. Amina May 20, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    I am so sorry you had a stressful staycation!!!
    That purple!!!omg…it is just magic and alive!! BRAVO!

    • Nicky May 30, 2016 / 10:33 am

      Thanks sweets!!!! I think I’m finding my groove again! πŸ˜€

  2. Opal @Threadlover May 19, 2016 / 4:51 am

    They all look lovely, but my favorite is the one in the middle! That is gorgeous. I love those colors. 😍

    • Nicky May 30, 2016 / 10:35 am

      Thanks so much Opal!!! It turned out to be a treat, I wasn’t so sure about it before it dried but once it did I loved it.

  3. Monica May 18, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    Sorrry about the stress…seems that you managed it well, though. Those are beautiful yarns, Nicky. Breath, smell the flowers, take care of yourself–don’t wait for tomorrow. Do it now! xoxo

    • Nicky May 30, 2016 / 10:37 am

      Yes maam! I followed your advice and I did take care of myself. Been trying to do it every day since then. Makes for a wonderful change in attitude and perspective.

      Thank you ❀

  4. kate lore May 17, 2016 / 9:56 am

    So sorry about the stress!! But you came out of it with some gorgeous yarn. I hope playing with yarn was a big ahhhhhhhhhhh.

    • Nicky May 30, 2016 / 10:39 am

      It really was; this was probably one of the highlights of that week.

  5. Alina May 17, 2016 / 6:47 am

    My favorite one is the blue one – what a rich color! Beautifully done!

    • Nicky May 30, 2016 / 10:42 am

      Actually, it’s a steel grey but depending on the light it can look like blue grey. I really do love it.

  6. IamDWJ May 16, 2016 / 8:59 am

    LOOOOOOOOOOVE the variegated color! But clearly you knew I would.

    • Nicky May 30, 2016 / 10:43 am

      πŸ˜€

      Yes! I know you would! Can you believe, variegated is my least favorite dye technique? I know, I know … don’t unfriend me … LOLOL!

        • Nicky May 30, 2016 / 1:12 pm

          LOLOL! But I’m still your e-friend right?

            • Nicky May 30, 2016 / 2:50 pm

              LOLOLOL! I think my entire building heard me laughing! Thanks boo! ❀

  7. Ge Ge May 16, 2016 / 8:32 am

    Yes…that purple is ‘golden’. I wish I could output some magicalness on my stressful days. Thanks goodness for crafty indulgences.

    • Nicky May 30, 2016 / 10:44 am

      Yes I’m grateful for that! I had to do something crafty or else it wouldn’t have been pretty! πŸ˜€

  8. Opal @Threadlover May 16, 2016 / 5:21 am

    Ohh… they are all lovely, but the middle is my favorite. What type of dye did you use? This week, I’m going to be experimenting with plants as dyes.

    • Nicky May 30, 2016 / 10:47 am

      Can’t wait to see your plant dye experiments! I used acid dyes from a variety of sources — dharma trading, lanaset and cushing.

  9. sam May 15, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    That purple… ooh, aah, soo beautiful

    • Nicky May 30, 2016 / 10:48 am

      Thank you so much Sam! I think my dyeing sweet spot is doing semi-solid colourways. So far, I’ve not had any misses with the colorways I’ve dyed.

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