Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Finally, Drying Off




The past month in Massachusetts has been unseasonably wet. Not only has the rain bothered farmers and gardeners, but dyers as well. Getting the fiber dry is always a challenge but when the humidity is 100%, it makes matters worse. I am in the process of getting an order ready for Webs to take to the Sock Summit http://www.socksummit.com/ in Portland Oregon on August 6th through 9th. I first heard of the summit from Melissa Morgan Oakes http://melissa-knits.blogspot.com/ who is going to teach classes on knitting two socks at a time.
Thankfully this morning the sun is out and the wind is blowing. We figured out a way to rig up plastic piping to fit between two grids to place the yarn to dry.
This proves to work much better than the tipsy racks we were using to hold the pipes. When the wind blew up, or the cat decided to seek shelter from the sun the racks would fall over. The only issue is that the front porch continues to be the best spot for putting the yarn. I hope it will be all cleared off before we host a bridal shower for my friend Regina Phillip's daughter Morgan on Friday. Yarn will make a colorful backdrop for the event. Oh well.

1 comment:

chickenbetty said...

You should dye a colorway in her honor and fill the porch with it! ;)