Wednesday, May 17

more dyeing, sock yarn and socks

My dye-o-rama pal is getting the PNW colorway; it is in the mail.

More dyeing: I purchased 8 ounces of a dk/light worsted weight yarn and tried to recreate the PNW foresty yarn. Didn't work, but I did get something I kinda like. It was a little too pale and a little too yellowy green, so I tried overdyeing a swatch in blue. The swatch on the right was overdyed, the swatch in the middle wasn't, but it does demonstrate the rolling power of stockinette. Franz says the overdye looks "aquatic."

Now I think I like the original colorway better. What to do with this yarn? I have about 500 yards. Thick socks? Scarf or shawl? Something else?

Sock yarn: Some folks on the dye-o-rama blog are saying that the knitpicks dye-your-own sock yarn is lame for making socks, that it continues to shrink and easily felts. Sigh. If I had known that I would have made more of an effort to find better superwash for my dye pal. Oh well. With my Jungle knitpicks dye-your-own, I have started a fingerless mitten/wrist warmer sort of something.

Socks: My first sock is finally done. It only took 12 weeks.

So I immediately cast on another sock.


erika said...

Yay, first sock! I love that blush color!

Kathleen said...

I like the original colorway, too!

Great first sock - thus, upping my aspirations! :) I did finish (except the seam) a hat and I'm two repeats through the 5 repeats of the MDK warshrag. Of course, I only get a few minutes a day to knit these days -- life just seems to fly by.

Elaine said...

Wonderful sock, I really like the heel. You have a great eye for color. I find that I'm still sitting on the sidelines watching other people dye.

Anonymous said...

No, no, no, no, NO!
Stop! Alert! Caution! 2nd Sock Syndrome ahead! Knit second sock before starting a new pair!

Dorothy said...

LOL! I was waiting for someone to mention that! I have cast on the mate for the Koigu today. I didn't yesterday because the skein wasn't wound into a ball yet and I just felt an urge to start a sock. I did choose something that didn't take the same size DPNs.