Monday, May 08, 2006

Socks!!

My Sockapaloooza socks arrived!! And I LOVE them!!! My pal didn't mention what the pattern was, but I love it. The yarn is Bearfoot, which I didn't know had some mohair in it...as a result, I really want to just sit around petting my socks. I love the colorway, too! I'm very, VERY pleased! And even better, my pal included chocolate!! Thanks so much, Carry - you did great!




In other news, I dyed some more yarn. It didn't go well. This time I used Wilton's icing dyes, which work very well for yarn dyeing. However, I think there is some level of skill involved in mixing colors because it didn't go AT ALL the way I intended. I ended up with a very ugly skein of yarn and then decided to give it an all-over dye the next day. The result is still not what I'd call pretty, but it might appeal to someone. I think it looks very rainforest-y. Or perhaps Oscar the Grouch. In real life, it's darker than this picture appears...the actual colors are accurate - just a bit darker. So hey, if you love it, let me know...I'd probably send it your way! (440 yds fingering weight merino sock yarn)

5 comments:

CarryFairie said...

Oh, you're right I didn't say! It's the cable rib pattern out of the fall Interweave Knits. :)

And, are you serious that you don't like that yarn??? I LOVE rainforesty colors!!!

Roberta said...

Oooh ooooh ooooooh!!!! I just happen to know *someone* who likes to name her finished socks after Muppets....*grin* I really like it, Julie - I know it wasn't your vision, but I think it's a cool colorway!

Rosemary said...

Fantastic socks! Yay!!

Emma said...

Those socks are amazing! I love the cables. And your dyed yarn is stunning, and I don't even like green!

tekopp said...

How can you not like the color of your yarn, it's pretty :)