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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Sometimes there is magic

When you knit with a hand dyed yarn, you expect to get interesting results. You pretty much have to accept that you will have sock brothers rather than sock twins, but this refusal to duplicate itself identically is one of the beauties of hand dyed yarns. Sometimes you get pooling, sometimes you get flashing, sometimes you get striping, but most of the time it works out just fine and you have a project with a beauty that you just don't get with commercial dyed yarns. Sometimes, when the needle size and your tension and the exact place you are in the color repeat are all in alignment, the universe smiles at you and you get magic. Check out this heel flap: I think this is the most beautiful heel flap I've ever knit. I could frame it. I honestly don't know if I'll be able to put shoes over it. I could not have planned this if I tried. I don't expect this on the second sock and I can live with that because on this heel flap, on this sock, with this yarn, there is magic.

4 Comments:

Blogger CareBear said...

Melanie, you honestly have all the luck when it comes to knitting :-)

Beautiful, as always :-)

10:30 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

That honestly is a pretty heel flap.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Aurora said...

Clogs! Definitely clogs.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

::I honestly don't know if I'll be able to put shoes over it::

Do what I do, wear clogs!

11:22 AM  

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