We needed a loaf of bread the other day so I went to the small market closest to our house. I spotted these as I was walking past the clearance table.
Fourteen boxes of Easter Egg dye marked down to $.65 each.
I bought them all and used some on a skein of Knit Picks Bare fingering yarn. I’ll show it to you as soon as it dries…which might take a day or two what with all the muggy, rainy weather we’ve been experiencing.
Anyone have an idea for all the wire egg dippers I have accumulated??
The color is pooling and the stitches are obscured.
It’s almost a swirling design.
Plus I’m not enjoying the feel of the yarn while knitting, nor the finished part so far. It’s coarse and not soft. Maybe that’s due to the cotton content. I don’t know.
But I DO know that I will begin anew with a different yarn. My old stand-by: Knit Picks Stroll. Midnight Heather is a rich deep blue. (I’d rather use a tonal but I don’t have any in my stash that I’m willing to use for socks. The yardage for those yarns is enough for some shawls and I’d hate to use some and not have enough for later.)
I only have 56 grams in this dye lot and will need about 70-80 grams. I might use black for the cuffs, heels, and toes…
The Handmade Sock Society II second sock pattern, Samphire, is finished. Just in time for the newest pattern release for the third sock in the series, which I’ll talk about in another post.
I kitchener stitched the toe yesterday morning before checking my email for the latest pattern reveal.
Once I figured out the lacy panel and a couple of lifelines, the socks flew off my needles. Well, the second sock flew. Knitting the second sock only took a week as I was busy with other things while knitting the first one.