Lazy and ambitious. Can those things go together? Today I stayed home and started on my New Year's Sweater. I'm very excited. It's Baby Cables and Big Ones, too. It's a top down yoked sweater with disappearing cabled. The yoke is in garter stitch and the body is stockingette. It was so awesome to finish the first cable in one day! I have a loooong way to go, but am off to a great start. I also dyed some stuff today. I had some Lamb's Pride Bulky (no wonder I liked it, the mohair was calling to me!) in a tuquoise color. Not my fave. I overdyed in the kettle with royal blue food coloring and yellow food coloring to mix it up a little bit. I can't do the solid color thing anymore! I want to paint the world!!! Well, I wasn't too satisfied with the Lion's Pride, so I was toying with the idea of mixing up some serious blue and trying again, or saddening the color with a little orange. We'll see when it dries. It's very close to the original color to me. I should have saved a piece to compare, but I took a picture. (You know how great my pictures are!) Before I messed with the dyebath, which was not exhausted, I decided to throw some gray fleece in. The color didn't show up, and the yellowed tips turned green. Then I threw caution to the wind and added most of the leftover fuschia Lanaset mix from the other day, hoping to get a burgundy color. Success! I got a purpley-winey color that will ply nicely with the grey/multicolor roving I'm spinning right now! I'd like to make a cabled or fair isle vest with it. Next on my list will be hunter green. Lastly, because the dyebath STILL wasn't exhausted, I grabbed a length of merino roving, twisted it lightly into a "skein" and plopped that in. The color that it started out was a variegated blue/lilac. Very nice. I'm going to let that cool overnight in the dyebath and check it out in the morning. So even though I didn't leave the house, I still got a lot of stuff done!