The rug is progressing nicely when all of a sudden I run out of navy wool. I start digging through the stash.
My wool stash is now a large plastic storage bin with a messy wad of small pieces.
Isn't that PATHETIC for a rughooker???
I do, every once in a while, take it all out and make an attempt at organizing by color, but within a few weeks, it's back to chaos.
After digging through the whole conglomeration of pieces, there is not one scrap of navy! I will also add that there are less than half a dozen nice intact quarters in the whole mess. I keep trying to get it whittled down to where I can feel not-so-guilty about buying some new wools, but no matter how much I take out and use, the bin always seems to be full. It's some kind of wicked magic!
I picked out handfulls of little narrow junky pieces and proceeded to the dyepot.
This is the kind of stuff I try to use up when dying any DARK backgrounds, borders and other large areas.
All dyed, dried and ready to hook. The navy really is darker than it looks in the picture.
As I'm pulling my first loops in the border, I think OH NO!!! I could have dyed my yarn for the whipping!!! Where is my brain???
I do this EVERY TIME!!! The Old Dog just cannot learn even one new trick.
Do you think this will help???
Tipper just sits quietly and looks at me as if to say, 'the Old Woman is just plain crazy'!
While I am dealing with my rughooking, Zip has been at a harvesting demonstration being done by Amish farmers at our local Rural Life Festival. They were cutting grain, thrashing, and digging potatoes with horse drawn machinery. When he got home, his allergies were going strong. Runny nose, couldn't stop coughing, his face beet red, he was in misery.
We had plans to go out for dinner with Willa and Chuck, but Zip took some medication and decided to go to bed. Chuck was golfing with friends and we were to meet him at the restaurant, so Willa and I drove to Mechanicsburg to the Bombay Junction.
I'm so glad we went!
Of course we wanted to try everything on the menu!
These are the appetizers. The long tube is a dosa. It is a crispy crepe that comes with several side items of lentils and vegetables, spicy ginger mustard, extra spicy cooked potatoes and onions and a coconut sauce. Totally funky!
The little fried things are vegetable fritters called pakara. The small dish cntains a cilantro dipping sauce.
My entree was lamb in a mild mango curry sauce. It was delicious. I didn't take a picture because by that time we were so involved in talking and eating that the camera was forgotten. The rice pudding for dessert had to come home with me.
This is a delightful restaurant located on the Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg near the junction of route 114. They have a buffet lunch Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday). The buffet is a great way to sample a variety of interesting dishes.
I can't wait to go back!
Hope all of you are having a great weekend!