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Overdyeing

Yesterday I dyed yarn. Most of the yarn was freshly dyed, but some of it was me changing or "fixing" yarn by overdyeing what I dyed the other day. All sorts of things can happen when you dye yarn - sometimes a brand new jar of dye comes out looking so very different than the last one.

Or a color looks completely different on a different fiber blend.

Or you get splotches of a color you don't want. I don't like when that happens. I like things to be predictable, for the most part.

overdyeing

I feel like I should always be able to do everything perfectly the first time I try. Yarn dyeing helps me remember how silly a burden that is to place on yourself, and that sometimes a do-over can turn out even better than the original plan. 

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Kelly Coulson

"I feel like I should always be able to do everything perfectly the first time I try."

I feel the same way a lot of times. I want to tell you "it doesn't have to be that way... perfect each time, every time" but I'd be lying if I didn't expect the same perfection from myself.

melissa

i like this post maya, thank you for the reminder that sometimes it is important to let go of the drive for perfection.
letting things go and then just letting them happen can result in amazing "perfection" as well!

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