This blog is mostly going to be my little place to talk about the novel I am writing. Which is why I stole a quote from one of my favorite tv shows, as this novel I am writing, I plan to finish, and at times.. it feels like an impossible thing. Also this is to journal my move to the UK, and starting my own business as an Indie Yarn Dyer

M is for Magic

“M is for Magic” is a short story collection by Neil Gaiman.

During my session of dyeing, I started reading this book whilst waiting for my dye to exhaust.

I haven’t gotten very far in the book (kettle dyeing takes far less time than my usual dip method), but I did enjoy it.

I must admit that I didn’t think my first “Neil Gaiman” inspired yarn would be M is for Magic, I had assumed it would be Sandman, Coraline, Stardust, or any of the other ones I have written down. Funny how life changes plans.

So, I decided that my semi solid purple skein would be named after the book.

M is for Magic is as I said a moment ago, a semi solid purple, with a very subtle black overdye.

It was a mistake.

When I was measuring out my dyes prior to dyeing, I thought I measured out 2 cups of the Violet dye I was working with, and also 2 cups of the Sapphire Blue. (Which was used in the Midnight colorway)

Turns out I measured out 4 cups of the Violet and that was it.

Now I only realized that when I had the yarn in the pot, and I was pouring in the violet from two different bottles and wondering why it looked… well… the same!

That’s when I realized what I did.

I quickly made a decision to overdye it with black. (After all, that was the skein I was originally trying to create Midnight with. I did Midnight after for obvious reasons)

Now, I didn’t want it to look like it had been dragged through mud like some people’s rash of overdyes have been, so I made a point to do it subtly.

I like how it turned out. But then, I am slightly biased.

On the writing front, it is going quite well. Both stories are getting regular updates. (I generally work on only one a day, but there are some days where I add a little to both. It all depends on my mood.)

M is for Magic

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2 responses

  1. I’m a big purple fan, so this is a hit with me! I’m looking forward to seeing more colourways.

    January 24, 2010 at 6:11 am

    • I lurve purple. It’s honestly one of my favorite colors. I’m very glad you like it. 🙂

      January 24, 2010 at 9:01 am

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