Most of my childhood summers were spent out on a fishing boat or running around the docks with my brothers and any friends we had made.
I'm not quite sure what inspired me, but one summer when I was eight or nine I decided to find out whether salt water could be made to taste "un-salty." For some reason I thought baking soda would do the trick. And for some reason my mother was supplying me with baking soda for my experiments. At least until she found out that we were drinking it....
I'm still experimenting with concoctions, and funnily enough they still involve soda.
The baptistia has changed color and is now dying fabric to a shade of yellow.
I'm not disappointed that I haven't come up with blue. I knew that was not likely with what I was doing.
I did decide to pursue this a bit further after reading a post at wake robin. I poured a bit of ale into the dye bath. Smells really good right now. And interestingly enough the leaves have a bit of a blue sheen to them.
I'm going to let it sit a bit longer...
My "Many Moons" blanket started as a way to salvage a few moth eaten blankets. Now the holes needing to be mended are from Lola the nester and the fact that the grey wool is fairly fragile. I've decided that I won't leave it where Lola can find it anymore.
As for the mending:
What if I lay a left over square over a corner that is particularly ragged?
What if I lay a piece of lace crocheted by one of my great-grandmothers and that I had stitched to a piece of wool on top of another corner?
What if I crochet a circle and push it into a hole and then stitch it into place?
I like all these solutions, especially the crocheted dot. For a long time I've wanted to come up with a way to work a crocheted/knit piece of fabric and a woven one together. This might be it.