Sunday, August 03, 2008

Playing with Sock Blanks

So, I decided I couldn't resist the lure of the dye-it-yourself sock blanks Knitpicks was offering. I was curious. Were they knit in tubes, or flat? The idea is they are knitted with a double strand of sock yarn, and you start both socks at the same time on one circular. O.K., I'll bite. Haven't started knitting yet, but I just dyed one of the blanks. No idea what the socks will look like knit up, but I like the way the blank looks, anyway. Bijoox, if you happen to stop by here, I think this one will be for you. I call it "Grateful Undead," which seems appropriate, considering where you and I met 11 years ago. I'll need your foot measurement, from heel to tip of longest toe.
I truly do not know if I will do as suggested and try to do two socks on one circ. I might just have my daughter help me separate it into two separate balls. Well, I have time to decide while the durn thang dries, yeah?

The dyeing was a heckuva lotta fun. Me and my Jacquard dyes and my squeeze bottles and my handy-dandy El Cheapo Job Lot rice steamer and a whole lotta Glad Wrap. Woo-hoooo!!!!


mali said...

very cool! I love seeing in the blank what you were knitting the other night. I just might have to try this!

Alison said...

That is really, really, really cool!

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