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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Easter Egg Socks

Remember way back, around Easter, I dyed and spun some Coopworth roving with Easter Egg dyes? Well, I finally started knitting the socks from it. As you can see, I Navajo plyed it to keep the colors in order. I'm doing a simple K2P2 rib on the instep and cuff which is cracking me up with how much its drawing in. These socks look so silly in the picture, but they really do fit! I'm thinking about using an eyelash yarn around the top of the cuff for a Dr. Suess kind of look. One thing I have learned and tried on these socks is "purl when you can." I learned it from a Meg Swanson book that I checked out from the library and its so cool! You know how when you change colors on a purl row, you get little dots of color instead of a clean break at the color change? Well, by knitting on a color change row - all the way across - you don't have this happening. You'd never know I did this without me telling you, but look how crisp the color changes are. Ok, maybe I'm getting a little more excited about this than I should, but its really, really cool...don't ya think?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's cool. And while I don't know what that certain yarn is or what it does, I am very interested to see Dr. Suess socks! Mindy

9:09 AM  
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12:17 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Great socks! I would definately use the eyelash a la Dr. Suess

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Oh my! I love those socks!!! Another vote for a bit of eyelash to make Dr. Suess socks!

6:52 AM  

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