Today X decided to take a late nap (even though we put him down at his usual time, he didn't fall asleep for quite a while). But once he fell asleep, he kept on sleeping for the next 3+ hours! I was grateful for this time because I was able to get a few things accomplished.
I've had a few white skeins of yarn laying around the house that I've had every intention of dying. But I never seem to get around to it. But I made a promise to myself that I'd get them dyed and up in the Etsy shop before I bought any more yarn to dye. So no sock yarn until I get this stuff pretty and colorful!
I dyed a couple skeins with some Wilton's in Kelly Green, Royal Blue and Orange. The orange came out too bright so I added some darker orange mixed with red (no taste) and yellow - this darkened it up just right. I used a different method this time, handpainting it instead of dip-dying. The yarn is currently drying in the bathroom - I can't wait to see it when it's done and reskeined! :)
Part of the swap this time was to include some kind of yummy goodness. I've debated a lot about what to include. I wanted something that would travel well and wouldn't go back really quickly. I thought of all my favorite cookies, but knew I probably wouldn't have time for some of them. I finally decided on making Classic Spritz Cookies. The deciding factor was the fact that my spritzer has a maple leaf design that I could use. Usually I make these at Christmas time with Mom & C. But they're good at any time, really.