Sunday, June 29, 2008

Socks from Sock Blanks

Here is what my socks look like so far. Yes the colors is a range of blues-purples-maroon-red and grey-brown. I have been happy with the colors, but very surprised. I will have a lot of knitting time this week, so I hope to progress a lot.
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

My first Sock Blank

Ok, what is a sock Blank? It is a new item at Knit Picks.
This is a sock Blank.

So what do you do with white, double knit sock yarn? You Dye it!

Mix the Dye. So this:

Becomes this:

My new sock yarn is resting on a towel, drying. I hope to swatch my socks over the weekend, and see which pattern I want to use. I have a complete album dedicated to my blanks. Click on any picture to view the entire album.

I had an entertaining afternoon. I went shopping after work to get my needed supplies. I soaked my blank in water, and mixed my dyes. I did not use any vinegar this time. The whole time I was working, I was catching up with the KnitPicks and It'sAPurlman Podcasts.

My Patrotic Sock

My sock appeared in another blog. Nobody Dyes visited my LYS on WWKIPD, and loved seeing her dyed yarn in socks. Thanks for sharing Nobody.(Click on link).

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Blog Pictures

I have a new home for pictures for now. I am storing them on Google's Picasa.

I am slowly updating the blog entries.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Issues with my Blog

Many of the pictures are going to be broken links for a little while. I am receiving too many hits to my domain, and another oversize bill. I either pay extra for more bandwidth, or I move my pictures elsewhere. There are cheaper ways to store pictures, so I will move my pictures elsewhere.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Here is one of my OTN. They are the Patrotic Socks. The yarn is hand
dyed, called Patriotic by Nobody Dyes (etsy)

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Congrats on Sprint Cup Win #4

Nap time is over? (IPhone Blog Test)

What do you mean nap time is over?

Edit: I can now post text and pictures from my phone.

My New Vest

Here are pictures of my newest vest. Yes it was time consuming with 5 colors at the same time, but it was worth it at the end. I found this pattern from one of Yahoo's "Rachel's Knitting Room" She also has her blog @ The pattern is from It was included in Rachel's Daily Free Patterns, so that you Rachel.

I was able to wear the vest one whole day. It is now too hot for vests.

Missed a Pair of Socks

When I posted all of my socks, I missed one pair.

I've been told this is a Princess Pattern, because the bottom of the socks are Purled.