Saturday, October 06, 2007

Dye Pot Adventures, or Miss Dashwood is Over the Moon With the Jesuits

It's pretty, but once again, I don't know what to call it:

I was going for something a mite more fiery - a truer red at the very least instead of the salmon-y melon colour I ended up with. Plain and simple, this is Wiltons red and orange. I should have known better when I was dissolving the red in boiling water and resulting liquid looked like Hawaiian Punch. Oh well, like I said - it's still pretty. Anyone want to name it? I didn't use Patons Classic Wool this time. The last time I was at AC Moore they had Moda Dea's Washable Wool on for half-price, so I decided to give that a shot. It is pure wool, but cabled and slinky-soft. The yardage is a about 50 yards less than Patons Classic Wool so I don't see getting two hats out of it unless they are baby hats.

Here are some close-ups:

I saw this questionnaire on someone's sidebar recently and since I am a big fan of Jane Austen, I hopped right on it:

I am Elinor Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!

That isn't who I thought I would be! Of couse, Elinor Dashwood ends up with Hugh Grant (oh, fine then - Edward Ferrars!), but my favourite Austen heroine is Anne Elliott of Persuasion

I also found this questionnaire on someone's blog so of course had to take it, too:

You are The

Hope, expectation,
Bright promises.

The Moon is a card
of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing
is as it seems, particularly when it concerns
relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.

The Moon is all
about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This
is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams
and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that
there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it
should also be remembered that this is a card of great
creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition.
You may be going through a time of emotional and mental
trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be
vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or
alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage.
This time however, can also result in great creativity,
psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust
your intuition.

Tarot Card are You?

the Test to Find Out.

What do you think? I think it is a little harder to be objective about this one - so be subjective with me!

Segue here - since the Moon card is about dreams and all - I had a very convoluted dream last night that I was stranded in a town in the mountains. My cell phone access was spotty, and I was trying to leave messages for people to explain where I was. The only landmark I could make out was a school - it was a Catholic school called St. Ignatius. I remembered this name distinctly when I woke up this morning, so I had to look him up. What do you think this portends? I am not even a Catholic, let alone a Jesuit.


Nell said...

How about sunburst? It's so bright and happy! You're doing a great job experimenting with all these colors. I love seeing the results.

kemtee said...

I immediately thought melons. Or tropical fruit. Like papaya. On my monitor it's almost that nice pinky papaya color.

Whatever you call it, it's pretty.

St. Ignatius, eh? Hmmm.

Jeanne said...

Hawaiian Punch? Electric Koolaid? That's what it makes me think of. Very pretty!

Bezzie said...

I think you forgot to do something on July 31. Someting important?

Nice yarn!! I love it!

Mom said...

how about dawn or sunset? It reminds me of the Sunrise Dahlia we had on the farm.
Love & Hugs

tara said...

hmm. I'm Anne Elliot. It has been a while since I've seen it so I just may have to see it again.

Georgiann said...

Love those colors! Since St. I was from Spain, maybe you could call it "Spanish Suprise" or "Jesuit Jamba Juice."

Holly said...

Tutti Fruity? Electric sorbet?

Regardless of the name - the colors are fantastic! I am so impressed with people who can successfully dye!

Teri said...

I immediately thought of citrus fruit. Oranges and grapefruit to be exact....

Eryn said...

"Mango Chutney" It's my new favorite condiment, and the colors are almost the same.