i just HAD to cast on socks with my hand-dyed sock yarn. i know i shouldn’t have. i still have several projects to finish… but i couldn’t help it 😉
they are going to be very easy plain socks. it’s all about the colour this time!
i like how the colourway turned out: the green, blue and yellow look more stripy with light patches… i called them „spring socks“ because they look very spring-ish to me
…it finally arrived in london and ella is modeling her new bag. she loves it because it has „a funny face“
i’m happy she likes it (and the chocolate eggs i put in the birds belly 😉 )
doesn’t look to bad, ey?!
how exciting. i wanted to try it for ages but couldn’t decide on how to do it and which colours to use… but today i just did it.
it was much more difficult than i thought actually. it’s really hard to achieve a smooth colourway. i tried to use a spoon to apply the dye, but it turned out really patchy. next time i’m going to put the yarn in glasses of dye to get a more steady result…
i’m soooo curious to see the result when the sock yarn is dry. and even more curious how the pattern will look when i knitt socks from it…
here are the photos of the whole „event“ 😉
aquarius socks –> pattern
i love the fabric. it is a lana grossa meilenweit cotton with 41% cotton. very stretchy, soft and less itchy than my usual sock yarn. they’ll be the perfect summer socks. can’t wait to finish work for today and get back kitting… 😉
have a look at my photos
i was really annoyed by my knitting needle box for ages. you could never find the needles you were looking for…
so i just did myself a needle roll, using this tutorial: http://alexandrasknits.blogspot.com/2006/01/tutorial-alexandras-needle-case.html
the tutorial is really easy to follow and the roll is really spacy and versatile… all kinds of needles fit in there… long, short, … even circular!
they met yesterday. my most favourite things. the mighty boosh and knitting *lol*
here is a snapshot of the encounter. vince seems to be delighted – not quite sure what the scarf thinks though.