It was a good one!
It started with coffee, just like every other day!
I set yarn to soak for indigo dyeing planned for later in the day.
Then I decided to tackle the Refashion 2.0 of this top. It was originally a large, wide, long-sleeved layering piece (at least that's how my mother always wore it). Mom gave it to me quite a few years ago and I wore it that way once or twice, too. Somehow, it occurred to me that it would be cute as a sleeveless almost-tunic top. I'm not sure what possessed me, because it was certainly not the rage to refashion clothing at the time, nor was I even sewing much then (or ever… I've sewn more in the past 18 months than I have in the past 56 years, including all those hours in Home Ec). I'd lopped off the sleeves and chopped off a chunk at each side; sewed new side seams, turned under the armholes (double-stitching, even), and VOILA! New top.
It turned out pretty good and I wore it for a while, but it's been taking up space in my closet for far too long now. I wore it again the other day and remembered why… it was a little snug under the arm.
So I fixed that yesterday!! It may be a wee bit roomier than ideal now, but I'm wearing it and… I'm happy with it!
Then I had a hair appointment. A little layering, some thinning, a wonderful head massaging shampoo… it feels (and smells) so good!
And then! I took this picture, put my gloves on, and played around with a bunch of yarn and stuff in the indigo vat for the next few hours.
I dyed some sparkly sock yarn.
I over-dyed yarn that I'd previously dyed with jewelweed (LOVE!).
I dyed the last of some now-discontinued worsted-weight merino.
And I dyed some yarn made from banana fiber! I have three of these hanks, originally lime green, but dipped only two into the indigo… the three (below, lower rung) would look fabulous together! Katie suggested a bag…
In addition to more yarn, I also dyed a long narrow length of pale yellow jersey and a pair of size 3T pink long-john PJs. I'm thinking an infinity scarf (or two) for the jersey. The long-johns are hand-me-downs from the youngest of my girls (at least), so are 20-some years old and quite faded; I plunked them in for a little blue revival. One button is missing and couple others are threatening to fall off, so I think I'm going to replace them all. Fingers crossed that they'll fit Junah!
I did some knitting while we watched a couple episodes of Justified last night — only 77 more repeats of the knitted-on edging to go before my TTL Mystery Shawl is finished.
The only thing that could have made yesterday better was time for sewing (and maybe a pedicure), but I'm going to take some time for sewing this afternoon! Priorities!!