Rocking Circle P

Rocking Circle P is my small farm in Northeastern rural Utah. We're a small fruit, nut and fiber farm.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

#1 Sock Done

Finished the first sock. They are going to be thick winter socks. I could wear them with clogs and my feet will feel very comfortable. They are not wet finished, but I want to get sock #2 done before I do that. Sock 2 will start tomorrow.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Knitting Fireside Sock

Knitting the socks, I have found that my homespun yarn is not as fine as the yarn used in the pattern. Had to do a little frogging and start all over again with larger needles and adjust the pattern a bit. Here is what it looks like so far.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Socks to Dye For

Here is the yarn dyeing in the sun. Really labor intensive.......NOT! I used 6 packages of the cheap Koolaid type flavored drink mix, cherry flavor. Placed it in the jar with hot water and a splash of vinegar. I presoaked the yarn in hot water with a glug of vinegar in it for about 20 minutes. Removed it and drained it a bit, just so I didn't make a mess when transferring it to the jar. Put the lid on it and placed it in the sun. Sit back and let nature take it course.

The dye was totally absorbed by the yarn. The water I poured out of the jar the next day was clear. I gently rinsed out any excess dye from the yarn and hung it up to dry. Here is the balled up yarn ready to knit.