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Friday, May 26, 2006
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Sunday, May 14, 2006
i'm gonna make 'em! i'm gonna make these socks from handknit holidays by melanie falick i've got strange amber Koigu on sale that i'm going to overdye (the colour is wrong). Tomrrow, GNS Dyes!
but which colour? DKNY & Burberry & marni & balenciaga showed black legs for fall. Prada wasn't too helpful, all nude there. awh, they're all black!
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Thursday, May 04, 2006
i have exactly 50g left of the 100g ball of Opal Handpaints i used for the ankle socks. so i guess i could get a second pair out of them if i wanted to. i knit on a 2.75mm needle because i don't like them really tight, but i haven't washed them yet, so i may choose to go down a size.
that wasn't so hard at all! next time i make them i'm going to do them at the same time so i don';t get second sock malaise. i've already got some yarns picked out for my next pair. of course the irony of makign wool socks just as the hot weather hits isn't lost on me. but the cool weather might come back, and i'll be happy to have them come the cold weather. and they are just plain coolio! i'm going to keep making socks all summer actually 'cause it really helped improve my dexterity knitting on the tiny needles and it seems to make knitting with other fine yarns and fussy textiles much easier.
anyway, the next pair will be cotton socks, found some super fun party confetti coloured cotton from Lang Jawool Cotton. it's got white & yellow & orange & pink!
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
i think the colours are supposed to be richer, and of course the detail at the top has got to go, but somehow these stockings are growing on me. anyway, the yarn is DK weight so it wouldn't take forever and it has elastic in it.
the yarn is lana grossa mega boots stretch colour 8833 from pattern book Filati Accessories no. 3, www.lana-grossa.com, (a deal, for only six bucks you get lots of great accessories patterns and lots of bad ones too).
my first finished sock in sock yarn ... exploring short row shaping with the toe-up technique. it was actually much easier than the regular method, makes the whole thing totally brainless. a good thing to do when you're feeling your creativity waning. made with Opal Handpaints sock yarn. it's a bit scratchy compared to the Lana Grossa , Scheepjes and Lang yarns, but i guess it is the hand dyeing process that roughs up the cuticle because everyone raves about Opal. but more important, i figured out how to upload my pictures directly from the camera-phone to my Flickr account! look forward to many more bad pics taken on the go with my phone!