May 16, 2016

This colourway veers completely away from my usual palette as it is more muted but it reflects my state of being at the time. Three years ago I experienced my first TIA/mini-stroke and the right side of my body was numb. It took a year to get it back to functioning reasonably normally and during this time I was still dyeing yarn but with a custom built set up and plenty of wheels. I'm ridiculously stoic, sometimes to my detriment. I'm not very good at doing nothing. 

Have you ever watched somebody on crutches try to dye yarn? Looking back, it was probably quite a hilarious sight! I still need to dye on crutches from time-to-time because my right leg still has problems with pain and numbness. Even when I'm not on crutches, my odd gait gives away my mobility problems.

I was an early adopter of the modern speckled look and this colourway reflected how I felt: fragile, muted, broken.