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… 😉
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.