Monthly Archives: June 2010

Dye Fest Aftermath

The Dye Fest was fun but one hectic day. We showed up early full of ideas about our dye projects and left home with many yet to start or unfinished dye jobs. So the next day, I dyed three sessions … Continue reading

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Dye Fest 2010

Our annual Dye Fest was hectic and wonderful. We all wish we had more time to dye but time seems to slip away as we were having so much fun. I learned how to mix repeatable colors from primaries using … Continue reading

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Knitpicks Tonal and Toe Up Socks

Finished Crocus Socks in Toe-Up Socks for Every Body by Wendy Johnson. This pattern is complicated enough to keep me entertained and easy enough to knit on the bus. I’ve always like toe-up socks and this book has many pretty … Continue reading

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Cashmara from Fly Design

I just received the nicest surprise from my vendor. Two weeks ago, I ordered some needles for my Simplex and the ribber needles were of the wrong size. I emailed Pat from Angora Valley, and she promptly sent me the … Continue reading

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Sock Machine Stand

The sock machine stand for the Simplex costs $300 and it is way beyond my budget. Some sock crankers use stools or workbench, but I find neither options suitable for my taste. They are either too low and unstable for … Continue reading

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Mission Socks

Wheh! I just got back from the Mission Socks gathering in Solvang. Jacquie and Lynn from, two warm and wonderful ladies from New Zealand, fixed our machines and taught us how to make the most of our sock machines. … Continue reading

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Momi from Trindleman

I’m intrigue by a new generation of spindle called the Momi, made by Trindleman at his Etsy store. I’ve heard so much about them and decided to give it a try. His Etsy store has been empty for a long … Continue reading

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