In which I run out of distractions and am forced to post knitting

Earlier this year, Jeanne and Deb and I got together at Deb’s for a fabulous day of yarn dyeing and conversation. I dyed a KnitPicks sock blank to make some more gradient yarn. (Bookfolk, just skim over this part and nod and smile.) Hmm. And apparently took no pictures of the sock blank, nor of the skeined yarn. Anyway, here’s the first sock and the proto-second sock (ie, the other ball of yarn). (Brigitte’s now noticing that this sock is about an inch longer than it was when I was at her place last month. Umm…)

“Does this photo make my tail look big?” -Chaos

Hmm. Let’s try that again.

“Oh! Yarn! And needles! Yum! My favorites!” -Mayhem

No yarn or needles were harmed during this photoshoot, but as usual, it was a near thing.

28 thoughts on “In which I run out of distractions and am forced to post knitting”

  1. Every time you post a pair of your socks I want them… As said before, they would look SO cool with Birkenstocks. Now I wish I’d asked you to bring along your sock in progress when we met…

    That yarn is just SO cool…

  2. Sign I could use some caffeine: it took me a couple of seconds to recognize your pj pants as such, rather than as a bunch of cat tattoos. Heh.

    Nice sock…

  3. You post about whatever your hearts desire and I will still read it all!!! I am not a knitter… so I have no clue when it comes to any of that… but at least I will let you know that I stopped by to say hi!! And I hope the snow has stopped for a while and it is aaalllmmmooosssttt Friday!!!

  4. Very nice. I’ve been curious about those blanks from knit picks, its probably the only way I’d try dyeing, but then I’m just not that adventerous either.

  5. So, did the blank leave little white spaces where it was knitted together, was it a PITA to skein, how is it knitting up…of course answering these is optional because the chance of my putting that much effort into a sock is not too terribly great. But I like the thought of it.

  6. Very nice. I love how well the gradient dying seems to have taken. While I love variegated yarns, I don’t really like working with them that much. A lot of the time they seem unplanned or haphazard. This is a nice compromise between the spontaneity of variegated and the wearability of a semi-solid.

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