On Friday I had hoped to prep the yarns and get at least some of them dyed.
It didn’t work out that way. I got the yarns prepped but didn’t dye them until yesterday. Usually I do 24 in a session, done in two batches of 12 each batch. This time I did 30 in three batches of 10 each. I don’t know if it was because I didn’t get much sleep, or maybe the Texas heat and humidity, or I didn’t get enough to eat along the way, or maybe my body is just more easily worn out — whatever, it took me all day to get it done. And after each batch was done steaming I took an hour-long nap.
Later into the evening I was able to get the kitchen cleared and undraped, so that’s good. This morning I need to wash and rinse the yarns and get them photographed on the racks, and get the Knitivity Insider mailing posted, and then post pictures to Facebook. Later today, but probably tomorrow, I will need a day to recover and rest. None of these tasks are particularly horrid, but they do add up and I do get tired.
Soooo…. I got busy into the day. Soon as I showered and shaved, I got the yarns into the wash and rinse, took my walk, came back and hung the yarns to start drying. Because of the rainy forecast, the yarns spent most of the day hanging in the fan room. Then I had to edit the rack pictures and get them posted, along with sending out the Knitivity Insider announcement, and then posting to Facebook.
It was after lunchtime that I got to actually eat, and didn’t have a whole lot to choose from. Had a decent supper of a weird sort of chicken soup or stew thing. I started with a couple chicken breasts boiling in a quart and a half of chicken broth (boxed) for about an hour, then shredded the chicken. Then I added in about half a bag of mirepoix, a couple teaspoons garlic powder, a can of cream style corn, a can of black beans (rinsed), a can of diced tomatoes, and let that all simmer for a half hour or so. Then I added a can of condensed cream of chicken and mushroom soup, and about an ounce of shaved cheddar cheese, and simmered another 15 minutes or so. It came out more bland than I expected, but I like bland so it’s okay. Had two bowls of that. I wouldn’t serve it for company, but it’s edible and fairly balanced.
I almost forgot I’d started this post early this morning, and only just now remembered to come and finish it as I’m heading off to bed very soon. All the neighborhood is alive with fireworks, but I feel sleepy enough that it shouldn’t bother me.