Sep 30, 2010

Kool Aid dyed baby socks

I had some ugly, yellow yarn I hated – but there’s one thing I hate more than ugly colours, and that’s wasting yarn. So I overdyed it with orange and cherry Kool Aid, and used some of it to knit baby socks. I think they came out great!

I’ll use the rest of the yarn to knit another pair of socks as well, because the baby grows faster than I can knit.

 

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Action photo!

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Sep 25, 2010

Talkin’ about heels

(which, coincidentally, happens to always make me think of this – a Mighty Boosh obsession, I haz it!)

 

My first pair of pretty, fitted socks is done! This is way more fun than knitting boot socks in plain, boring, solid coloured yarn.

 

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Purple Koigu (the one with all the Ps)

 

My second pair has been started (for Jeff this time.)

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They’re further along now, but I don`t have a more recent picture. Kool Aid dyed yarn. I’ve named the colour “That 70s yarn”, because of all the browns and yellows.

 

This is fun, and my feet are warm. A very good combination, no?

 

All hail Wendy D. Johnson for showing me the beauty of toe-up socks!

 

In other news,  I traded some of A`s old cloth diapers for yarn! :D Now I only wish I had more things to trade for, because I need to stock up on sock yarn! Not to have a stash, mind you. Sock yarn doesn’t count as stash, after all.

Sep 11, 2010

A small change of layout

I was getting tired of all the red, so here’s a little change. Nothing drastic, just a new banner and background. Because Amélie-Vanille is a huge part of my life now, and, well, she’s the reason I can’t update more often :p

 

Unless anyone wants me to post baby pictures. THAT I have plenty of!