Been a few days...

Saturday, March 31, 2007

I usually post once a day lately but I've been kinda busy lately. So many things goin on. Here is a pic of my sock, which I think will be frogged. I can barely get my foot in it, and the soysilk doesn't have any give or stretch. I think they would ruin too quickly if I continued. Just trying this one on stretched it badly.

This is the classic elite premiere I bought to use in the Create Along. It's a really pretty color. I'm still working on the design though. This yarn is soooo soft too. I'm still waiting on some Rowan Calmer that I ordered for another design or two.

These are the two skeins of yarn I just put up in my etsy store. I've got eight more to dye. I still have to set up my store all nice. I remember someone asking me how I soak the silk to make it softer. When I first dyed the silk and let it dry (the first time I dyed silk in Jan) I found that it was soft but still kinda crunchy feeling in spots. So after it's rinsed really really good, I took a tiny bit of fabric softener to a big bowl of warm water and stuck the yarn in it for an hour or so. Make sure the colors stay separate though, I noticed a tendency for the yarn to bleed, something in the softener maybe?
This pink one is also a little bit pinker. I had weird light today, the sun kept going behind the clouds and stuff. I'm gonna take another pic to replace this one tomorrow I think (or rather today since I'm up so late) so long as the light is good.

Not much else on the knitting front. I got my partners for the stitch marker swap, so now I can do those and get them out. Still waiting on my partner for the one at get stitchy. Sunday is the first day for the April Showers Along, and the Sexy Knitters Knit Along and I'm very excited. It's gonna be fun fun fun!

Oh yeah! And here is a pic of the two skeins of sock yarn I got from the lovely Christine off of her etsy shop. She does a great job. I think Josephine was helping too, I found a kitty fur on one skein. ;D I miss my kitty...
Ok so I guess that's it for now. Night!

4 comments:

Valerie said...

I'm really sorry you have to frog that sock. Are you planning on trying the pattern again with different yarn or taking a break ? The yarn you put up on etsy is beautiful. So is the stuff that you bought. I love vibrant colors.

Teresa said...

Aww man! Sorry to hear about the socks, and they were turning out so beautiful! Your yarn is gorgeous! I love the fact that you can tell it's really soft in the pictures.

emily brutalitë said...

Hehe, sorry about the Josie hair, she does that. I'm excited to see what you knit with it!! Yaay! Also, I am home and super happy :)

emily brutalitë said...

Oh I forgot to add that maybe your silk colors are bleeding because the dye isn't setting? Or maybe too much dye?

 
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