Friday, March 17, 2006

St. Patrick's Day is really a holiday about knitting

You heard it here first!

First off, I finished my Dublin Bay socks. (Did you notice that? Dublin Bay!)

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The recipient (like most of the known world) has larger feet than I do, so they're a little big for the sock blockers.

Next I headed over to Catherine's to dye yarn. We got some Kool Aid in green and blue.

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Mad Scientwists... hee hee. Here's some of my yarn dyeing.

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Alexis came over with her very fab scarf, which totally belongs on this blog.

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Stars? check Blue? check I think I need to make one of my own.

And last, but not least, I started my 2nd ever pair of toe-up socks. I like this toe much better. The pattern is Elfine's Socks. :)

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Blogger Jen said...

You go girl! How are you liking the pattern? I hope it goes much better for you than it did for me (though I super extra love my socks!). Knitting lace with a bad ear infection wasn't, in retrospect, the best idea...


6:52 AM  
Blogger Allena said...

the socks rock! i love that star scarf. where did she get the pattern. i may have to make one myself! the yarn you're dying looks like fun! how did it turn out?

7:08 AM  
Blogger aija said...

Elfine's socks are so pretty done, and you chose a great color (I love the sock-on-sock action). I also love the double knit scarf-- I love double knitting!!

1:13 PM  
Blogger helen said...

that green kool aid is one of my faves for dying. i have a whole sweater's worth i undid and dyed, now i need to knit it

2:02 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Nice socks there! Definately on my to do list. Yes, you must make that scarf it is so cool! Is it sock yarn you're dyeing? :)

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Alexis, the maker of the star scarf. I had been wanting to make a double knitted scarf with stars on it for awhile now. The pattern in general I've been making up as I go along, but the chart for the star is here:

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the full url:

7:34 PM  

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