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I have to say that one of my favorite blogs to read is Threadbared. And today's entry (10/6/06) is especially amusing. Who knew there were so many looks in pattern modeling? ;-)
Well, this is first (and only) pair of socks that I've knit. Trekking Colori sock wool and Inca Alpaca yarn, double stranded. They have a short row heal too.
I knit these back in August of 1997, when I was newly pregnant with my oldest son. They were supposed to be my "labor" socks since everyone told me that their feet were always cold in the delivery room (I did not wear these socks during labor; it was too hot in the delivery room in April to even consider that!). I loved these socks so much, because in a house heating primarily with a woodstove in winter, they were exceptionally warm, and I used to hand wash them. Unfortunately, my husband, trying to be helpful one day, threw them into the washer on HOT water and then into a HOT dryer. Yes, they no longer fit. Unless I want to cut the blood supply to my feet. But, I love them yet and keep them for sentimental reasons.
One day I will complete another pairs of socks. I have several on the needles, but haven't finished another pair.
This picture was taken driving home today. The way the colors just seemed to bounce off the blue sky was too appealing for me not to stop.
And this tree was just farther up the road:
Seems to me I'm going to have to work on these colors some more in the dyepot. And since I purchased some great tools at the beauty supply store and Michael's, I have a few more ideas going around in my head about ways to dye. :)
The staple length is 5 inches. It will be washed later today and then carded with dyed angora for batts.
A Durabrand Electric Burner, which was less than $9.00.
Add that to my electric turkey roaster, I can now do 4 pounds of wool at a time.
I've already dyed over a pound of wool this morning, between 8 and 10, and if I can keep this going, I'll have all of my "need to be done NOW" dyeing completed by tonight. Then I'll take it all into the office, where the dehumidifier is going, and it will be dry by tomorrow morning.
Since Sandy wasn't aware of her picture even being entered, I'm sending a prize to her too. :)
Please look for this color way to be previewed at Rhinebeck. I'll be working on getting the colors correct this week.
Autumn has hit New England today. It is overcast, cold and damp. It is the first day I've HAD to wear sweat pants and a sweat shirt to stay warm. I even got out my slippers to keep my feet warm. I've lit a Mandarin Cranberry candle, and might even get the woodstove going this afternoon, if I feel like taking a trip out to the woodpile.
I keep reminding myself that I have 3 weeks until Rhinebeck; Yahoooo! :)