It’s been very small steps in one direction or another the last 24 hours. I spent yesterday with a headache. It was the kind that stays around the edge no matter what you take. It left me feeling blah.
I had plans to work on a UFO and even took a few steps in that direction. I put all the parts and pattern for Cassidy on my bed while I rested a bit. I even read the directions thinking they would give me the push I needed to start seaming. “Sew all seams” was the step I was on. That was not the kind of motivation I needed so I visited with Google and Ravelry a bit to see how others handled the situation. Armed with good advice and a complete lack of willpower I decided to tackle something else in the UFO pile.
I filled the white bathroom sink with warmish water and a bit of Eucalan and dropped in the red Malabrigo socks. I soaked them for a good 15 minutes and then gave them a bit of a rinse and changed the water. After soaking a bit longer the water was still turning red so I added a glug (maybe 1/4 to 1/2 cup) of white vinegar in the hope of setting the dye. I left it to sit another hour or so. It appeared that all the dye was gone so I gave them another rinse and hung them to dry. I don’t guarantee that the socks have finished releasing dye so I won’t be washing these with the other socks until I’m sure everything won’t get a pink bath.
My final step in the wrong direction happened this morning. I turned on the computer to upload these photos and the monitor kept turning off. 30 seconds of picture and then off it would go. Since my patience tend to be short in the morning, I disconnected the whole thing and hooked up a monitor H had left in her room. It’s smaller and shaped completely different than the ancient Sony one so things are a bit distorted. I played around with the settings a bit but since this is a borrowed (I’ll buy a new one this week H and you can have this one back, I promise-like she’s even reading her mother’s blog…) monitor I’m not being overly fussy. I hope your day is going better.