Tie-Dye Central

I decided I'd better get cracking on those Halloween costumes. W is old enough he will scream and carry on if we don't participate in Halloween this year, so I can't just conveniently forget about it. He reminds me every day that he wants to get in the car and "go to Halloween". He doesn't seem to grasp that it's a date and not a place, but he is right about having to drive to it. With the houses out here spaced so far apart, I don't think anyone even has candy on hand if he wanted to go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. I know we don't really. If anyone showed up I'd have to give them a handful of chocolate chips or something. Or biscotti. Lame, I know, but we don't get trick-or-treaters out here in the country. So I'll take W and M to the big events they have in town.

Anyway, first I dyed our clothes yellow. Then after T returned from his shopping trip with rubber bands for me, I started making the stripes. The clothes are in the black dye bath now. I was having so much fun with it, I took off the gray T-shirt I was wearing and decided to tie-dye that, too. The costumes I tried hard to make sure I got horizontal stripes so we'll be recognizable as bees. But for the T-shirt I just twisted it all over and put rubber bands around it willy-nilly, so I'm excited to see how it turned out. I figure it won't matter if the pattern is really funky and random since it will be a low-contrast pattern (black and charcoal gray). I just have a lot of plain colored T shirt since they are what is cheap at WalMart and Sam's club. Plus the Faded Glory brand at WalMart, in addition to being only $3 at the end of the season, also have a very flattering fit. Which is why I stocked up. Not all of them are plain, there are some prints, but still, I have a lot of plain ones. So now I'll have a tie-dye T, too.

Time to go take the clothes out of the bath. I am SO curious to see how they turned out, but I have to wait until they dry to take the rubber bands off, don't I? I might look that up, because if I don't HAVE to wait, I'm not going to!