I’m pretending it’s 1900 today. I’m sitting outside looking at this!
I decided today is the perfect day to try something new…or is it old? I’m dyeing yarn with black walnuts. We have lots of black walnut trees in our yards and they produced a bumper crop of walnuts this year. I wonder if that means lots of snow? Anyway, I donned my gloves and collected a bunch of black walnuts and put them in an old pair of nylons. (Remember those torturous things that nobody wears any more?)
I covered them with water and cooked them on my fancy new outdoor propane burner.
While the walnuts were cooking, I soaked a bunch of yarn in water. Then I pulled out the nylons full of black walnuts and dumped the yarn in the pot.
I think this project has the potential for greatness.
I feel like I should be sitting around singing Kum Ba Yah. Either that or I’m the wicked witch of the west!
And now it’s back to 2011. We’re tie dying t-shirts this afternoon…and adding glitter. I did enjoy pretending it was 1900, even if just for a little while. Life was so simple then…until it was time to do laundry.