Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fun with dyeing

I was a little scared when I dyed my first roving but......not too bad. I did two 4 oz rovings and some sock yarn in "glitter" as well as a sock blank from knit picks

One side turned out perfect, the other not as much but either way I'm hoping that it will look good on the sock itself. I also think that I have found a new use for my knitting machine, after all the yarn to make the sock blank costs 5.99. The sock blank cost 11.99. It would take me about 10 minutes to knit it up on the knitting machine, so I think I will do that from now on. I really like the dye effects that you can get out of the blank though.

Off to do some work now....

Friday, July 18, 2008

Back from CO

I have been completely MIA for the past few weeks, and it was so worth it. Went home to Colorado and I am surprised I even came back! The real purpose of my trip was to be in my friend Heather's wedding which turned out beautiful and made me regret my own wedding choices (or lack thereof). Needless to say she didn't get her shawl, instead I made a quick knit and gave her a knitted white thong with a blue ribbon as a bachlorette gift and a small drawstring bag made from one of my all time favorites, Artyarn's Regal Silk. It was fun to splurge on a skein of yarn. I even had some left overs and made a pair of undies for myself. I thought about giving them to her, but that might be a little weird. Well I have to run home and get some knitting before I meet A for coffee (or decaf) this afternoon, good thing I live 2 minutes from Starbucks!! I will leave you with a pic of the baby...

We aren't going to find out the sex, but I bet it's a girl only becuase DH wants a boy so badly!