magic socks

Dec 22nd, 2008 dyeing, knitting

Now that I’ve had the weekend to work on it, I’m doing really great on my finish-along and time-sensitive knitting projects. But for a while there, I was “off the wagon” and procrastinating by starting other projects. Inspired by the Twisted socks I am knitting, I decided to try dyeing my own self-striping yarn, based on the idea that since I know how to make…

stripey

Dec 17th, 2008 dyeing, knitting

As I’ve mentioned, I did a good amount of procrastinating my finish-along knitting in the past few weeks, including starting a plain-jane stockinette sock. It’s been a long time since I’ve knitted anything that was just mindless knitting in the round, and I loved it. Even though it didn’t take a lot of brainpower, the stitching was so satisfying, and the sock really flew. I…

green Green line

Dec 12th, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

I have mentioned before that my blogging strategy for the dark months is to take several posts’ pictures during a rare home-when-sunny time, so that I have material lined up in advance on these dark mornings. So I basically took pictures of all of my yarn in advance, and I’ve been delivering them to you for Fiber Fridays in order of appearance. Today, I am…

huggable hot water

Dec 6th, 2008 dyeing, knitting, patterns

Remember when I said I had a project coming up that needed a luxuriously touchable yarn? Here it is, the Huggable Hot Water Cozy, worked up in the soft, fuzzy angora blend, Lorna’s Laces Angel. I use a hot water bottle to warm up the bed (and my toes!) on cold nights, but I wanted something to cover up the weird rubbery texture and the…

touchability

Nov 28th, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

If you’ve been reading here for a long time, you probably know by now that I love texture, often judging yarns & their fabrics by their feel over their color, and also that I’m interested in less-ordinary animal fibers: camel, possum, and – in this case – bunnies. It’s no wonder then that I am so in love with this yarn: It’s Lorna’s Laces Angel,…