Monthly Archives: July 2010

New Camera!

My old Kodak digital camera is on its last leg after a few mishandling incidents and more than 5 years of faithful service. I came home today after a long work week and my husband surprised with a new digital … Continue reading

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Almost Solid Socks

This pair was cranked from yarn that I dyed from last week’s dye day. The color way is Twilight and Mouse Grey. I placed drops of black dye over the Twilight for more depth. I could attest that most men … Continue reading

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Knitpicks Tonals

I love the Knitpicks Stroll Tonals on the sock machine. The yarn is round and go through the machine like butter. I also love the soft multi colors in the same family with bits of yellow for contrast. The Golden … Continue reading

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E-Wrap Selvedge

There are various ways to knit a cuff on the sock machine. The one that’s most familiar to beginners is the hang hem what requires no ribber and it is my preferred method. Another method requires the ribber and uses … Continue reading

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Warm Weather Knitting

California finally joins the rest of the U.S. in record temperature. Today’s high was 101 F in my area but thankfully not as much humidity as the east coast. The yarn is Debbie Bliss Alpaca/Silk and hot to the touch … Continue reading

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Dyeing For Socks – Almost Solid

Immersion dyeing for sock isn’t glamorous, but the subtle colors will show up with more depth than commercial dyed yarn and the understated colors will highlight the intricate work such as lace and cables. All of these colors were pre-mixed … Continue reading

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Dyeing for Socks

A lot of indie dyers go overboard when dyeing sock yarn with highly contrasting colors on the skein. However, when the yarn is knitted up to a tube, the pooling of the colors when knitting in the round can make … Continue reading

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