Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pretty damn SLACK

WOW - My last post was at the start of the year! How terrible.

It has been pretty hectic this year, with a bit of craft thrown in but mostly work. One thing that has caught my attention is socks. Yes socks seem to be the new fad that is sweeping the globe. They are sooo easy to transport and pretty darn quick to knit up.

I have been doing a bit of dyeing too.... A bit of sewing..... But to be honest, mostly working and bring up my two beautiful girls.

These here are my first socks. They were supposed to be Mermaidia - BUT for a sock and lace virgin i think i bit off more than i could chew. So after a few pattern repeats, I went plain. Sorry Christine - I really wanted to add to the projects on Ravelry!

Then of couse i needed to buy a cone of naked yarn from Vintage Purls to have a go at dyeing sock yarn... With varied results.

Here is an updated pic of the two other WIPs. Aren't they cute!?!

I dyed the above yarn from a taupe base, with Cake powder dyes. LOVE the intense colour that the powders give. Below is my WIP socks - I have used the seven of hearts DK heart lace panel, but on a 4 ply toe up sock pattern. Is knitting up really well.

Well, hope to be back to update sooner this time!


sweetp said...

Oh you have been busy! Love your yarn dyeing :) Have been meaning to email you xx

Anonymous said...

Holy shamoly - that 3rd dyeup is beautiful!