Tuesday, May 13, 2008

First socks

I am on vacation, went to the local yarn store, and came across this interesting book "2-at-a-time socks" that shows you how to knit socks on one circular needle - a "magic loop" technique. I'd been avoiding trying to knit socks - it was a little intimidating. But I have to say, this book made it fairly easy, and I finished this pair in a couple (vacation) days. Yarn: recycled, hand-dyed, 100% wool.

Sunday, May 04, 2008


I like the effect of overdyeing, in other words dyeing yarn more than once. It produces lots more interesting variations. I dyed this one 3 times, think it's good now. (p.s. It is a different skein than the one in the progressive dye post.)

Tasmanian sweater

More sweater gathering at the thrift store. From left to right, the top picture shows a very chunky wool hand knit Jcrew sweater, a natural color handspun wool sweater from Tasmania, and a 70% lambswool, 20% angora, 10% nylon sweater. The chunky one would make an awesome blanket for afghans for afghans.

The Tasmania sweater still had the tag on. I wonder how that sweater ended up (never worn) in a thrift store half way around the world.