I. The sweater in progress. (Carefully cropped – photos of me look OK as long as you can’t see my eyes. Bags you could pack for a 3-week vacation.) Lessons learned: 1. Never knit a sweater in cheap yarn – it’s already fuzzing and pilling a bit, though this is also partially due to 2. ever knit a parge project while wearing a jacket with velcro closures (this was my car knitting until it got too big to fit in a purse).
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II. The fingerless gloves. Very cozy; this was my first time knitting with Cashmerino. I have one for skein; I might make another pair for a gift. fetching1.JPG
III. These are actually the same socks as in this photo. I finally got around to dying them – they’re a lot darker than they look in this photo, mid-gray to a charcoal color and very different than the original white and gray stripes. I just used your basic RIT dye. I’ve never used it before and I was very impressed. It didn’t stain the bowl I was using or the gloves I wore, but seemed to cleave to the yarn and hardly bled at all even on the first few rinses. The lighter bit is a swatch that I didn’t leave in the dye solution quite as long; I like being able to have that control on how intense the color is, too.kensocks.JPG