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Thursday, July 03, 2008

2 years, 1 month, and 2 weeks later, a sock

Blogs are great aren't they? More often than not you can find out exactly how long fiber has been marinating in your stash. Yeah. Really great. lol

Actually, I am happy about knitting this yarn because it's the first yarn that I dyed, and it was dyed using a super-cool technique. Let me take you back to Dye-o-rama 2006 and a session with Nancy Roberts, the woman behind Machine Knitting To Dye For.

For more details, take a look at these two blog posts.

Before dyeing. The tan sections are waste yarn which will be removed and discarded, and the white sections are double stranded Louet Gems.

Photo: Spinnity

Dyeing and spilling.
Photo: Spinnity

After dyeing.

3 pairs of socks in their just dyed form. After the spill, I dyed a provisional for my secret pal. Suspenders and a belt.

The blanks with the waste yarn removed. The pair on the left went to my secret pal, Emy.

Fast forward to last weekend when I needed a travel project for a long weekend in SoCal.

2 years, 1 month, and 2 weeks later, a sock. Almost. And I love it.

Dye-o-rama sock on the needles

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  • Wow - the colors are great & such a special technique!

    By Blogger Ann, at 7/03/2008 7:57 PM  

  • Very pretty!

    And yes, I sometimes regret being able to know exactly how long my projects took or when I bought that yarn that I'm just finding a use for.

    Ah well. :)

    By Blogger Abigail, at 7/04/2008 10:22 AM  

  • Oh, those are gorgeous! Such a clever way to get striped yarn.

    By Blogger Teenuh, at 7/06/2008 11:14 PM  

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