Monday, November 23, 2015

FO: Stripey Socks

Pattern: This is my own recipe, I used Judy's Magic Cast On, Fish Lips Kiss Heel and worked them toe up at 64 sts with EZ's sewn bind off.
Yarn: Dyed by me with food coloring.
Cast On: Sept 9, 2015
Finished: Nov 17, 2015

The knitting was done for some time, I just hadn't bound off the second sock for a few weeks.  They fit nicely and I love how the Fish Lips Kiss heel worked with the stripes.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Monster Mug

This little monster chunk is for a swap. I made him festive by knitting him a hat. The swap is on the Rebecca Danger group on Ravelry, so its a monster and a mug.

Here's a mug shot:

And here's a mug:

My swapee didn't want a holiday mug, so I found one with her initial!  The mug is filled with some of my favorite teas.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Mini skeins of sock yarn ready for mailing for a swap.  I will get 10 minis in return :o)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pattern Coupon Code!

36% off your purchase of any pattern(s) in my Ravelry store now until the end of October!

Monday, October 5, 2015

FO: Vladimir the Vampbot

Pattern: Louie the Lovebot by Rebecca Danger
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) 40" magic loop
Cast On: 9/20/15
Finished: 10/5/15

I altered the pattern to make a vampire for a Halloween swap on the Rebecca Danger group on Ravelry.

Including a knitted cape!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Back to Basics

Plain old vanilla socks ... but wait ... stripes, glorious stripes!

This is yarn I dyed up with food coloring back on July 14th.

First, I wind up a cake from the HUGE cone.  I did 60g this time, I never use all the yardage for socks, so I figured, why wind and dye all of it??

Then I make a REALLY big skein out in the yard.

Then soak the yarn to prepare it for dyeing and mix up the dyes.

Dye each section separately.  I try and measure and double check that sections are the same lengths (so my stripes are the same).  

Heat it up to set the dyes!

And let it dry!  Then I wind it back onto a kniddy knoddy so its a manageable skein.

And wind my cakes for knitting!

Honestly I don't know how yarn dyers knock these out all the time.  I know you can use a warping board, but you still have to warp it, so its gotta take the same amount of time to prepare the skein.  And you have to be OH so careful not to make a mess or your stripes won't be clean and separate.  I've done this several times now and it still takes at MINIMUM an hour per skein.