Saturday, June 21, 2008

Finished Objects And Other Fun Stuff

For some bizarre reason these socks don't photograph well. I think it's because their just too colorful. They are great little summer ankle socks and they are a present for me friend. She'll have them today.

Lacertilia Socks

Of course I already have new ones on needles, god what an obsession I have with socks. These are also ankle socks and I made a pair last summer in beige and wore them constantly, well between washings anyway. I definitely need more than one pair. The pattern is called Vog On and is from Knitty.com. I love the lace and absolutely adore the Eye of Partridge heel, in fact I love it so much I might incorporate into other socks.

Vog On

This is the yarn I dyed with Kool-Aid last week and it started out mostly red and white. I decided to add a little grape to the mix and this is the result. I have five more skeins which I will do the same color and possibly this will become some sort of sweater. haven't really decided yet but I did do a swatch. It is superwash was it feels lovely and soft.

hand dyed yarn

My offsprings' spouse is just learning to knit and the absolutely best advice I can give, is always make a swatch. I learned the hard way that if you don't swatch don't be shocked if things don't fit. The other thing I do is always down size the needle by half a size especially if your new and end to knit loose. It will be fun to see what she does and how far she's gotten when I see her this August.

4 Comments:

Blogger Rudee said...

I love the addition of purple-or should I say grape? OK, I have to try this given your results.

June 21, 2008 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

It is so easy I couldn't believe it. All done in the microwave...ciao

June 21, 2008 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger randi K design said...

Have fun fishing! I am going to Norway next week...
Have a nice summer!

June 25, 2008 at 3:25 PM  
OpenID amandacathleen said...

beautiful socks that you gifted to your friend! I have to say, your blue socks are beautiful! And the yarn that you kool-aid dyed is lovely! I love all those colors!

June 28, 2008 at 10:52 PM  

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