Yesterday was a holiday for most people. And most of those people were relaxing, or at least trying to relax.
Not Alex and I. We have a tradition of #KickAssMonday. Its where we push ourselves to the best of our ability in whatever we are doing. At the same time trying to accomplish as much of the to-do list as we possibly can. In the holiday spirit, I created a to-do list that seemed so outrageous that I knew that I wouldn’t get it all done, but it would be a challenge to try and get items knocked off the list.
I took the 20/10 method. For those of you who don’t know what it is, check this out. I truly believe it got me through all that cleaning. I hate cleaning, loathe even. The 20/10’s help me. Its not as dreadful when you know that you will be rewarded with a few minutes with a book on the couch. I don’t burn out as quickly and I find that I get more accomplished.
I did get a lot of things accomplished, but the one that I’m most proud about is the yarn I got to dye.
I used Easter egg dye on the stove top. Four packages total. I used all the blue and purple, I even added one red tab just to give it a little more of a purple tone.
Notes to self
- Dissolve tablets fully in separate container before putting it in the pot.
- Don’t heat up the water before adding the yarn if I want an even color.
- Mix yarn within dye pot to make sure all the skeins touch the dye.
- Don’t start dyeing at 9pm if I want to get to bed on time.
I love the way the color turned out, but the color isn’t evenly distributed across all 4 skeins. This gives me two options: Knit a project that will allow me to move from the darker yarns to the lighter ones or wait until next Easter egg dye sale and over dye the lighter ones.