Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Little Knitting, a Little Dyeing

This past weekend has been very enjoyable. It's always nice to have a 3 day weekend. Anyway, here is what I have been doing lately.

This is the second skein of 50/50 wool/silk blend from Carolina Homespun. At first I dyed it a bright green that I did not really like. I then overdyed with Black Cherry Kool-Aid and it still didn't come out the blood red I was hoping for. But I figured that overdying it a third time was too much. The yarn is still 50/50 wool/silk so I'm not giving this away. I think I'll warm up to it eventually but for now in the stash it will go.

I also finished my Lorna's Laces socks. The pattern is from the Harmony Guide: Cables & Arans. I usually like trying new stitches on socks because I could never get bored of socks and plus they are so quick.

I also got a package from a yarn swap over at Ravelry. A lovely woman named Kathy from the east coast sent me many patterns and stitch markers but this was my favorite thing:

Good plain ol' sock yarn from Regia. I think these will be for me (because I'm selfish and the colors are so nice). Maybe I'll make it into a baby hat for my friend. Who knows!

Lastly, I have finally started the Clapotis.

Just to let you guys know, this is my first time EVER making this pattern. I only have two skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport and decided that a scarf would be best for now. I like the pattern. It's not as boring as other people have said (maybe it's because I'm doing a scarf and not a full wrap). Either way, I'm thinking about doing the full wrap version later on this year. I have some yellow mohair that I scored while traveling in Argentina a couple years back. I know mohair will be a bitch in terms of ease in dropping stitches but I can't see myself making a vest or sweater out of mohair and I can't give this yarn away. We'll see.

That's all for now. I'm working on some extra curricular activities right now that have nothing to do with knitting and more to do with my life. Details later. Have a good week everyone!


Anonymous said...

That dyed yarn is really pretty--I love the color & I think not re-dyeing it again was smart.

The sock pattern is great. Good luck on the Clapotis--I still haven't done that one.

noblinknits said...

Aha - so I wasn't the last ever person to knit a clapotis! I found it had enough interest to keep me going. Dropping the stitches is fun but a bit fiddly.