Friday, July 6, 2007

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish...

My Koolaid-dyed shorties are done!! After posting on DS for help naming, I got lots of good suggestions (Dr. Seuss, Poppies on the Mountain, Popsicle). One of the kind ladies there, after seeing the shorties, posted the above here they are!

The drawstring's a tad bit short, but I wanted to make it three strands and use the red yarn I had leftover. I didn't dye enough of the red for trim (and subsequent attempts to match it failed), so I did a thin (two rows) red stripe on each leg before the cuff. Now I'm thinking I should've just left well enough alone, because I think it makes them look a tad bit girly (along with the kind of flare to the leg-used a much bigger needle for castoff because mine is always so tight, and should've used maybe a size smaller, LOL). And my seedstitch cuff is a bit wonky in places. ANYHOW...I like how the colors turned out; they're very bright and vibrant, and summery and fun!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

My newest yarn!

So I'm ready to venture into my first object that's NOT diaperwool...I decided on socks. Living Light (or rainbowed, in Andy's words), socks. This is Harmony (from Zenstring... --go to their site right now and look at all the yumminess that could be yours!), which is a blend of superwash merino and tencel...i.e., so soft it makes you want to bury your face in it. I went to my LYS (awesome place...find them here: and got my teensy-tiny DPNs, and the most basic sock pattern I could get (KPS, or for those of us who aren't familiar with the lingo, Knitting Pure and Simple--they make a ton of awesome patterns, and you should check them out if you haven't already).

Oh, and I'm nearly done with the Koolaid shorties (see June's posts for my Koolaid-dyed wool). The leg is flaring out just a tad, making them look a bit girly; I'm going to block them and try to gently stretch the rest of the leg out, so they don't look quite so flared. I love the way the colors look, though; I'll finish them tonight and wash them, and post a pic hopefully tomorrow! Here's a preview, though...

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

More Dyeing to Fly!!

Let me just rave about Amanda's dyeing work even more! Not only is she a super-sweet mama (she sent me the trim for these, a whole skein, as a surprise), but she does a beautiful, beautiful job! I'm not at all happy with the grafting in the crotch on these; it doesn't help that we were driving through downtown Savannah at the time, and the boys were raising a ruckus in the backseat. ;) Ahh, well; these aren't going anywhere, anyway, and Logan doesn't care that the stitches are wonky.

"Strength" colorway in Peruvian wool, with 3-ply purewool trim...