Category Archives: color

FO: Ebba Pullover

We finally had some fading sunlight and a free moment; so, Spencer took some awesome pictures of my Ebba Pullover. It’s fully washed and blocked, now, and the colorwork came out remarkably even for my first try šŸ™‚ Happy Tuesday! … Continue reading

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FO: Rocket Ship Socks

I mentioned these socks inĀ Episode 8 of the podcast, where IĀ discussed the intentional color-pooling experiment that is central to these socks. The base pattern is a play on Susan B. Anderson’s “How I Make My Socks” to which I added … Continue reading

Posted in color, color pooling, colorway, FO, heels and toes, knitting, Knitting in France, Miss Babs, sock yarn, socks, unicorns | 7 Comments

Episode 8: WIP’d Into Shape!

I’m fresh off a plane from Texas and ready to talk fiber! So, I’m happy to announce that Episode 8 is now live on YouTube. Thanks so much for tuning in–and thanks to Sarah of FiberTrek for sending some of … Continue reading

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Riot of Color: Sampled

You all might remember my riot of color–the overdyed Fat Cat Knits SW Merino fiber that I was pondering on the bobbin. My guild-mates suggested a mach-up with some solid color; I was originally planning a fractal; and the color … Continue reading

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A Riot of Color

I’ve been waiting for one free moment: an opportunity to spin up the wild overdyed fiber I have been thinking about since our guild’s dye day last month. With classes (and grading) finally finished, and winter break upon us, I … Continue reading

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First Kettle Dye: Eggplant Beauty

Last week I posted a mini-photo essay about dye day. While I participated–helping Spencer and generally being around for a couple of hours, I did not do much dyeing. This was not for lack of trying! I showed up with … Continue reading

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Dye Day 2016

Beth recently sponsored another Dye Day for guild members–thanks, Beth!!–which means she broke out the bins, the tables, the plastic wrap, the dyes (for cotton and wool), and opened her home to us all. Some sat knitting while waiting to … Continue reading

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