Lots of good things happened yesterday!
First, the new fans arrived for my AVL compudobby.Â They are twice as powerful as the previous fans, so that should be an end to my Compudobby woes.Â Mike and I will be swapping them out tomorrow night, so I’ll be able to resume threading on Thursday.Â Hooray!
Second, the New Munsell Student Color Set that I’d ordered arrived.Â This means I can progress on my dye study group.Â I’ll get to work on that this morning.
Third, I got confirmation that my custom order of 30/2 silk is being manufactured and should arrive in three weeks, max.Â I need that silk to continue progressing on my dye study group, so I’m glad to have that confirmed.Â (I ordered a total of 25 kg, for myself and friends, so this is a pretty big deal.)
Fourth, the wedding photographer told me that she’d mailed the disk with our wedding photos on it, so it should arrive today or tomorrow.Â This means I can start putting up wedding photos!
And, finally, my temperature controller for dyeing samples, which I thought had died, turned out to be just the push of a button away from resurrection: the GFCI had triggered and needed re-setting.Â So I got the first dye samples for the doubleweave shawl weft done yesterday night and am finishing up the second batch this morning:
These are a combination of Lanaset/Sabraset mustard yellowÂ and a stock solution of 80% Scarlet and 20% mustard yellow, which was the closest to cherry red in my dye sampling.
This is the first set of samples…there is a second set brewing, mostly progressing from orange to red, but with one additional sample from the gold range.Â I thought I detected a slight jump from skein #4 to skein #5 (counting from the left), so I dyed one more in-between skein to see if that helped even things out a bit.
If the skeins look a little uneven, that’s my fault…I forgot to put in the Albegal SET, a leveling agent, and then didn’t stir the skeins enough, so got somewhat spotty results.Â Lesson learned for the future!
And, finally, my plan for tonight: go out to celebrate my 40TH BIRTHDAY!!