Wednesday, September 16, 2020

WOYWW 589

I succumbed to the siren song of Speckled Egg, and couldn't find ink pads anywhere, so ordered the whole thing. So now I have two Speckled Egg Distress Glaze, but I'm not worried about that. A few weeks ago I discovered the Distress Markers had gone away. And when I got this I think the Distress Stains with a dauber have gone away as well.

But today most of the crafty related action is outside. I had a pile of yarn that was dusty, so I have been giving the skeins a bath and then dry them outside. Also washed the last of my shawls. The towel is drying because I used it to get water out of the shawl lol. And to the right is my solar cooker. Only the last two times it has failed me. I think the reflective surface needs a good buffing.

Drying hack, use the silver side of the tarp and knit wear (or crochet wear) dries in a jiffy.

This is what it looks like when I am winding a skein and I go in the wrong direction and have to unwind everything lol. The knitty noddy is the stick like thing on top of my tea cup pot (which needs a plant in it). The bag in the chair is a gorgeous brown fleece that needs washing. And just through the chair you can see Archie Cat.

Archie has been enjoying the days on the porch. He is a 15 year old toothless mouser, who has bigger dreams now of squirrels and chipmunks lol. Since fall is approaching, they are busy gathering the acorns in front of the house and run along the porch just on the other side of the screen. Archie is not a fan of screens. Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for more crafty peeks.

8 comments:

Helen said...

that's some drying operation you have! great idea though for things that need to dry flat. good luck with the winding! happy WOYWW Helen #1

Susan Renshaw said...

I too succumbed to Speckled Egg - managing to buy the two pads from one place and the Distress Paint from another - already in use! I am now waiting for the crackling campfire to arrive...
Happy woyww! Susan #8

Sarah Brennan said...

Great drying tips with the tarp. The shawl looks lovely. Good luck rewinding all that yarn. Meow to Archie. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi there, love the pic of Archie cat! Seeing the skein of wool reminds me of my childhood! I recall my Mom- who was a big knitter back then- buying skeins like that, and me sitting with it stretched over my hands as she wound it into balls. Thank you for that reminder. Finding the Speckled Egg here is a pain at the moment too, just got the Crackling Campfire. I'll wait till they're back in stock. The Distress pens I *think* have been discontinued, as despite how people were storing them, drying out was becoming a huge problem. Pretty sure you're right about the daubers too, although again, think you can buy packs of the dauber lids to switch out. Stay safe, have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 X

creativeseconds.com said...

I love the description of Archie ~ what a sweet friend. Great drying tip to use the reflective side of a tarp. I inherited all the distress inks and have not purchased any of the oxides yet, I'm afraid to research the difference and learn that I want them instead! Enjoy the rest of your week

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I have put off buying the new Speckled egg stuff as I have so many inks already but not sure how long it will be before I give in. I think over time they have changes things and I know I have some older products by Tim and Ranger that are no longer available so you may be right. Great idea for drying the shawl and it looks lovely. Sending happy belated woyww hugs, Angela x16x

glitterandglue said...

Hi there. Love that shawl - it's beautiful, and a great way to dry it off! Beautiful skeins - but I had to laugh at doing it all the wrong way - you are NOT alone!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Shoshi said...

Great dryings going on, and what an absolutely fabulous shawl that is! Nice to see Archie Cat giving a helping hand. They do like to do that, don't they. I think that once I get back in the studio being creative with paper again, I shall also succumb to Speckled Egg. I'm too busy with textile-based stuff at the moment to contemplate it, though.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #15