Nov 14th, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

A while back, when Rob saw me knitting the first of the Transition Gloves, he let me know that he really liked the color gradient design in the colowork, and wanted a pair. I am going to knit his pair larger than the pattern’s large size (which is still a ladies’ size) by using slightly thicker yarn and bumping up the needle sizes one notch….

ruby mine

Oct 17th, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

Today’s featured yarn falls into the “happy accident” category… A one-of-a-kind dye lot of Shepherd Sock that resulted from my screwing up a batch of a certain color, then trying to hide the mistake by overdyeing the whole thing Charcoal. The black dye didn’t cover well enough, so the finished yarn is a really neat variegated charcoal, with a shock of dark red for interest…

les devoirs

Oct 11th, 2008 dyeing, work

I have homework for work this weekend… swatching! It’s that time of year where we make up and test out new recipes for new colors, for possibly adding them to the collection of available colors. Everybody took home a couple mini skeins of Shepherd Sock to swatch with over the weekend, and I have two swatches to show from colors that I dyed. I like…

from the vault

Aug 22nd, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

Today’s feature is another in the category “I’ve had this yarn for a while, but I’m just getting around to photographing it.” It’s Lorna’s Sheperd Sock in 102 Mineshaft, and it’s from the first batch of multicolored yarn I ever dyed! That seems like a really long time ago now, yet I still don’t know what project these skeins will eventually go to. I do…


Aug 10th, 2008 dyeing, knitting, work
ms4 swatch white

I have a new addiction. I’m completely smitten with knitting lace, and totally hooked on laceweight yarn. I’ve been knitting fiendishly on Hanami this weekend, so I’ll have impressive progress photos of that stole to share with you soon. My co-worker Sam is knitting two Hanami’s at the same time for her upcoming wedding– one for herself and one for her mother. Imagine my surprise…