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06:32 am: Lofty goals
My bathroom renovation is still waiting on the shower glass and the custom door, but in the meantime, here's a mostly finished picture showing the sink side, with the shower reflected in the mirror.

The bedroom is also finished, and the crowning piece is my new bookshelf loft. The sitting area underneath has tatami mats for a Japanese feel. I'll be adding a low table, lights, and some Japanese-style floor cushions. The shelves will be populated with books and solitaire-playable games. Right now, I'm just really glad I can sleep on my bed again rather than the couch.

I got my shipment of yarn on Saturday, and I've been experimenting with my new dyeing hobby. My first ball of naturally dyed yarn came out reasonably well. The yellow color is quite pretty...the main flaw is that I don't normally wear yellow, so I'm not sure yet what I'll make with it. I'm sure I'll think of something.

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From:mvrdrk
Date:May 14th, 2017 12:37 am (UTC)
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Your bathroom is gorgeous!!! I love your bookshelf loft, too. Though I would bang my head all the time.

The naturally dyed yarn is really lovely! It will make a wonderful bright contrast in colorwork or strips!
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 17th, 2017 12:17 pm (UTC)
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Your bathroom is gorgeous!!! I love your bookshelf loft, too. Though I would bang my head all the time.

Thanks! I have banged my head on the underside of the loft, but only when I foolishly tried to stand up while still under it. Otherwise, it's actually a decent height.

The naturally dyed yarn is really lovely!

So far, most of the other dye colors I've been trying have come out some variant of beige. Not bad colors, but I'm still hoping for some richer and/or brighter options.

I think I just need to leave things to soak in the dye longer...one author has mentioned leaving the yarn in the dye for as much as four weeks. I haven't yet left anything longer than three days.
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