Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Yarnarian dyes to knit!

I did. I just dyed up 8 skeins, and at least one is for me, selfish Yarnarian that I am.

Pics tomorrow, I hope.

Knitting news: Here's my sock in process. I need a good spiffy name. I've posted that question of Ravelry in Sock Knitters Anonymous. The folks there have truly bizarre and funny names, so I'm hoping for a good one. Any ideas from you?



And here is my exciting news, well exciting to me: I just got in 4 1100 yard skeins of a gorgeous sock weight yarn. 100% Australian merino wool. I want to play around with knitting shawls out of this weight for warmer, less fragile shawls, but lacy nonetheless. The skeins are long, so I can do lots of soft color blending if I want to. And I have just the shawl in mind to knit. It's Laminaria, on Knitty. Or, as Jo calls it, Kelpie. I told her I prefer Pooka, but she's the real Irish person, not moi. Although I might have been in another life. I put all the dyeing stuff away, but I think I'll take it out and dye up a skein. Oh frabjous day, calloo callay, she chortled in her joy!

Here's the picture of the skein in all its naked splendor. Did I tell you that it has a sheen to it?



That's it. Gotta dye up that yarn. Be good or not.

I dyed it and now it's drying. Oh, man, this is so beautiful! I would not use it for socks because I value my sanity; 'tis a might thin. But as a lace yarn? Whoo hoo. Of course I haven't tried it yet as a lace yarn. I may end up with a lot of yarn I can't use. But I think it will be very pretty.

Melissa, Emily and Mette - Knight's Daze it will be, unless someone comes up with some name equally silly.

Yeah, Melissa, I gave up. The yarn I was using is the one I just dyed up, and it is very think as a sock yarn. There are folks who love skinny yarn for socks, but I'm not one of them. I like a nice average sock yarn. Anyhow, after 3 tries, I decided that my wrists were getting tetchy from trying to knit tightly on size 0 needles, so I said enough. I feel a little bad, and I probably could actually finish a pair and go onto the next round, but not at the expense of my only 2 hands. Sigh.

4 comments:

Melissa said...

The sock is coming along beautifully! I cheated and lookes at the names on the SKA board. I like Knights Daze. The yarn is also very pretty. Sad to here you are done with Sock Madness.. I totally understand your reasoning.. I just like to watch the progress shots of the socks!

Emily said...

They look good so far!

mette said...

What about spiffy? It looks spiffy to me? I really like that color!

Sharon said...

The downward vees look like geese flying in formation. How about Flying Geese. Whatever you call it, it's a striking pattern.

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