If you've been following along, you may remember that I've been taking public transportation not only to and from work this month, but also to and from my dad's. This involves two T trips and a bus to get from my dad's house to mine. The trip from home to work is one bus ride, and from work to my dad's one T ride. But because of construction and timing, the same leg of the trip that would take one T ride from my dad's normally now takes two (and will until November). But amazingly (and I may be the only person in Pittsburgh affected this way) the construction has actually helped me get home in that every bus I could possibly take home stops at the stop I'm waiting at, not just the most frequent but takes longer to get me home bus. Also, surprisingly, time wise it's a wash. I could take the bus home and drive to my dad's every day and then drive home, but I'd still get home for good at the same time. This way I save money, and I'm burning less fossil fuels. Also, I get to knit! For about an extra hour to an hour and a half a day! But it's not all good, I really miss Kai Ryssdal (Whew, I just saw his pic for the first time. I'm glad he's not butt ugly, he has such a hunky voice. This is why I don't like to see radio people.) I think this means I have to get an ipod and download the podcast to listen to on the T. But anyways, I'm feeling super virtuous and all "Earth Goddess-y" now because I'm not driving around polluting. Just don't ask me to give up the air conditioner this summer and no one gets hurt. Hey--it's not like it's whole house air conditioning, it's just my bedroom. The boys can deal with the heat, they're young.
So in that same vein, I present to you the dye I bought at MDS&W to dye all that hemp/cotton yarn I bought a couple years ago for 50 cents a skein. It's hemp! It's renewable! Yea! Soon it will be dyed red, yellow, blue, and some funky variations in between. Could be spotty! And we could do some tye-dyeing of t-shirts, too. And to end on a colorful note, here's the multi cotton I got to make socks for me. Two cones, seems perfect to me. These are manageable enough that I may make them bus knitting.
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