Sunday, February 3, 2008

This Week in Knitting...

I've been really smitten with socks lately. That's all I to want to knit.

I started my Cozy wrap but haven't gotten very far.

I would just rather be knitting on some new and interesting sock pattern.

Like this stuff that I hand dyed myself! Tuesday night, T. and my SIL came over for a dye fest. T. kinda knew what she was doing. We experimented with food dyes and some acid dyes. Let me just say it's not nearly as easy as I had hoped. None the less, I present to you my first skein of hand dyed yarn.

I believe "interesting" is the word you're looking for. At first, I thought I would overdye the whole thing but now I want to knit it up and see how it looks. There is only one first so you might as well enjoy it. I think it's fair to say that we'll be trying this again.

Here's one I finished this week. It's knit inside out so that the right side of the sock is in reverse stocking stitch. The pattern is called Reverse Psockology and I think it's great for variegated yarns or ones that might pool.

I had finished one sock from this pair when my Socks that Rock showed up. I'm sure you've heard that this is the best sock club ever so I won't bother saying it. Let me just say that it was a toss up for me on Thursday night. I had to decide between Lost and reading all about my new sock yarn.

I finished one of these socks today. Would you like to see it? I'm not sure how people feel about this whole sock club thing. I know that I didn't want to see the yarn before I got it, but I imagine that most members have at least received their yarn, even if they haven't started knitting yet. Let me know in the comments if you'd like more gratuitous sock pictures.

This week looks promising. I have two pairs of socks to finish.


T. said...

I'm sure everyone has their yarn now. Let's see it!

Jill said...

is that the sock pattern from the Knitty calender? I'm intrigued by it!