|View from the front windows across what was once Barbour Road; tip of fire hydrant is barely visible in the neighbor's yard.|
|Side window view; some genius tried to drive home around midnight and got stuck. Whoopsy.|
|We might convert this into a luge run. The swings are buried!|
Anyway, I have harnessed a few buckets of this snow for my own purposes -- snow dyeing!
Step 1: Wash some fabric to remove the sizing. I started with a funky white-on-white Hawaiian print that I have had for years, but which never seems to jump out at me. It also happens to be the only length of white fabric that I have in the house. It has some great motifs on it, so if it dyes well ... well, let's just say I know a few people who will like it. (You know who you are!)
|Snow dyeing! This was the only length of white fabric I had in the house, but it should have some cool effects.|
|Soaking in soda ash|
|Ready for dyeing!|
|I bought some "fresh Himalayan snow" from these two apple-cheeked Sherpas who were selling it door-to-door.|
|I started with a few spoonfuls of midnight blue dye.|
|Next I added a bunch of deep purple.|
|I finished with a few sprinkles of bright green.|
After it's done, you have to rinse it a little, then wash it with some Sythrapol before ironing it. Tune in tomorrow for the exciting conclusion!