Lichens day 5
They are starting to bubble a bit, which is good--a sign that they are beginning to ferment. I expect that the continued cold here in Seattle might be retarding their progress a bit (last week was the coldest first week in June on record--people are calling in Juneuary), but slow and steady would appear to be the watchword. I think I'll start another jar with a different species of lichen.
Avocados day 3
I'm heating up the jars in a water bath to retard spoiling, which would mess with the red/purple shades I'm looking for (apparently, I should say: I'm trusting my guide, Carol Lee, who wrote the Spin-Off article). The heat is pulling out some color from the avocado pits. They'd been looking pretty unpromising until now!
I'm still messing with the collar for the Leo Vest, but it looked so cute hanging off the dining room chair that I had to share this photo.