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October 5, 2007

Claudia Hand-Paint Socks

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These'd be socks. They're my standard generic. It's a new yarn for me, it's nice and sqooshy, and has that whole blue/purple thing going for it.

The Stats...
Needles: 0's (2mm)
Yarn: Claudia Hand-Painted Fingering - Ocean Depth
Pattern: my standard generic toe-up, 2x2 rib at the top
Sizing: 14/needle up to 30/needle, just shy of 5" to gusset start
SPI: 7.25
Started: 9-10-2007
Finished: 10-5-2007

October 1, 2007

Purse Stitch Scarf

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This doesn't have a home as of yet. I'm sure I'll give it to someone at some point, but I didn't start it with a specific goal in mind. Also didn't have a specific pattern. I used the "purse stitch" which is the November 8 page on the 365 Knitting Stitches Perpetual Calendar.

Cast on 28 and then just did that stitch until I ran out of yarn! Used 3 skeins of Patons SWS. This was my first time using this yarn. It's interesting, for the most part it's a pretty heavy yarn, but it does have moments of thick/thin. The end result is really soft and yummy feeling, but knitting it was slightly irritating, not scratchy, more like my skin was slightly sensitive to something in it.

Close up!

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I tried to stretch out the stitches in this one. When it's "at rest" it's a nice thick stitch, but it looks really cool when it's stretched out a bit. I think the stitch would probably work well as a string bag, it seems like it'd do that expanding thing quite well.

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The Stats...
Needles: 9's (5.5mm)
Yarn: SWS - colorway 70117
Pattern: Row 1: k1, *yo, k2tog*; Row 2: k
Sizing: 6" wide x 78" long
SPI: 4.5
Started: 9-11-07
Finished: 10-1-07

October 7, 2007

Sunset Striping Take 2!

Time for my second attempt at making the sunset socks I can see in my head! This time I did the rather time intensive method of making a long self-striping skein using pegs on a board. Once I understood how it worked it wasn't hard, it just takes a while to wind the skein!

Here's the set up yarn. You end up tying lots of little baby skeins. The shortest stretches work out to one round, the chunk on the bottom I wrapped twice so that part is actually four rounds.

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I forgot to take any pictures while I was doing the actual dying, but here's the same set-up yarn after it was all dyed.

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And all wound up in a nice tidy cake.

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The colors are combinations of various Kool-Aid flavors and Wilton's food coloring. (note to self: it's all in the notebook with the dying stuff) The yarn is KP Bare Peruvian Highland Wool

October 11, 2007

Sunset Striping The Third

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Attempt number three on the sunset yarn. Once again a combo of various Kool-Aid and Wilton's colors. I did fewer yellow rows and more of the blue rows this time. Left a bunch of white in the blue as well since I decided there'd be clouds this time. The yarn is KP Bare Merino/Nylon.

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