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Missing Left Sock Beast
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Coyote Musings
Coyote handsome
his coat the same brown
as the dust from which he rises


What is the sound of one hand slapping Schroedinger's cat?


The Quantum Duck goes "quark, quark."

September 2010
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Missing Left Sock Beast [userpic]

So, it's been "Playing with Fiber" Sunday at my place.  First, I finished the felted socks from Cat Bordi's "Socks Soar on Two Circular needles."  Now, I have a confession to make - I'm a freakish knitter.  I've never particularly cared for socks.  However, based on my experience with these socks?  It's not socks themselves that frustrate me and get me to a place where I'm happy that one sock is finished and I'll call that done.  No, it's fussing with DPNs at that scale that's the problem.

Because I wanted to finish the pair of these.  It was so much easier.

Pictures behind the cut below - from just after turning the first heel to the finished objects.

Also below, you'll find the other experiment I did this weekend, which I'm also quite pleased with.  It's my first try at Kool-Aid™ dying, and I think it came out pretty well.  The varigation is intentional, not accidental, and yes, I used the Lemon-Lime that everyone so likes.  It's a full skein of Fisherman's Wool, dyed.

My apartment smells like a wet sheep at the moment.  A lemon-lime flavored wet sheep.  This isn't necessarily a bad thing, mind, it's just...odd.

What's kind of a nuisance is that there's a lot of green fuzz in my washing machine, and it's laundry day.

Socks first:

Just after turning the heel.

Just after turning the heel, on its side.  I've decided I know where the inspiration for this particular bit of attractive knitting came from. (found on You Knit What?)

First finished sock, on my foot.

First finished sock, on my foot, toe turned under so you can see how large they are.

First finished sock.  Notice how dirty my balcony is (look at the toe).

Foot side of the first finished sock.

Both sox, finished and awaiting felting.  Since I finished them at about one in the morning, and I live in an apartment, I figured waiting until today was a good idea.

Both sox, after felting.

Dyed yarn "cooling" in the sink.

Dyed yarn outside in the sun.  The varigation here is quite clear.

Dyed yarn on a hanger.  Varigation not quite so obvious.

I'm posting this here because modblog is pissing me off.  It's partially cross-posted to knitting and craftydopers.

Feeling:: irritatedirritated

I really like the kool-aid dyeing you did! Very pretty. Light green is my new favorite color, can you tell? ;)

You say that like there's something wrong with it.

Of course, to me you will always be the Womand with the Green Fish, so there you go. ;)