Sunday, April 08, 2007

Two by Two, Part Two

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Look, it's a pair of socks! My FIRST pair of socks! Hoorah for me!

Details: Louet GEMS merino yarn, hand-dyed by me using the Gaywools dye in the Louet sock dying kit. The pattern also came from the kit - a basic 4x4 rib, top-down sock, with a slip-stitch heel. Fits me perfectly, although I would have liked a longer cuff. This pair of socks took well less than 100 grams of the 150 grams of yarn included with the kit. I might be able to knit another matching pair from the remaining yarn, but instead I think I'll knit a pair with solid-blue heels and toes, and use the hand-dyed yarn for the rest.

Next up: The Lambs Pride Moderne Log Cabin Blanket, shown here with one of the surprises in my Easter basket from Earle. Yes, that is a sheep head on top of that Pez dispenser!

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9 comments :

Emma said...

Congrats on the socks! Nice-looking dye job too.

DeltaDawn said...

First pair? Fabulous! And they look REALLY hot on that rug, too. And you dyed the yarn? Very, very cool. And in my tribe, Pez=love, and you got a sheep - perfect.

Elizabeth said...

Great socks! Nothing in the world like hand-knit socks.

cathy said...

So, are you ready to give up all other knitting and just do socks? :)

Very nice socks. And I just love that sheep pez.

Seanna Lea said...

I saw your question on Wendy's blog and figured that you probably have the same problem I do (re: cats, blocking, lace, etc.).

I vacuum the day I'm planning on blocking (nice warm day with windows open, so not so much in the winter), and I lock the cat out of the bedroom while it is blocking. Takes anywhere from half a day to about 3 depending on weather. Truly a pain in the butt.

Erin said...

Congrats on your first pair of socks! They look great!

String said...

I am planning on doing archaeological Field work with a professor during the month of June. Basic survey and shovel pits. It's in Alabama - the Appalachicoloa Creek Towns there

Stephanie said...

Congrats on the socks! They look yummy, you did a great job!

Saltwater purls said...

Congratulations on your first socks....gazing into the crystal ball, I think they will the first of many...