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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Socks on: May 14, 2007 06:06:53 AM
Thanks guys!  I *love* it when a free pattern is so darn cute when worked up!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Super Quick: baby socks on: May 13, 2007 04:11:47 PM
Super cute!!   Smiley
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Socks on: May 13, 2007 01:55:20 PM
I just finished these this weekend:



Baby socks are just so adorable!  Smiley

The pattern can be found here if you're interested:
http://members.shaw.ca/misschief/Lacy%20Rib%20Baby%20Socks.pdf (PDF file)
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Seduction Socks on: May 12, 2007 11:20:35 AM
It fits well actually...I thought it was too few stitches to cast on but it worked out just fine with the lacey part added in.  I found the repeats easy to remember once you've done them a couple of times...to me, not too bad of a knit especially since I haven't done too much lace.

Hee hee...it's not cables actually...it's a twisted stitch that looks like cable...cool eh?
5  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Copying Colourways on: May 12, 2007 08:56:44 AM
Well, here's the funny thing - you can try to duplicate *exactly* but it will more than likely not come out the same...unless you sat and watched the dyer go through their process, the amount of dye, the amount of setting, what base yarn they chose, etc. etc. it's highly unlikely it'll be "duplicated". 

What I find fascinating is we all are doing the same sort of dyeing process but we all come out with something slightly different...and with experience, you end up dyeing a little differently than you did the first time too.  Even choosing a colour can be tricky...you might think you know what the dyer used but you might be mistaken too.

I say go for it!  You will quickly find out that copying is not that easy no matter how hard you try.....LOL
6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: handpainting with koolaid? on: May 12, 2007 08:52:24 AM
out of curiosity, is this possible?

if not, what dyes do you recommend for this method?
i'd love to try some handpainting with roving, but i'm not sure what dyes to use, or if it's different in any way from regular dyeing.

Sure, you can use Koolaid!  Just do a search on how to do it through Google...a tutorial should pop up for you.

As for other dyes, there's a lot - Jacquard/Gaywool/Washfast - just to name a few.
7  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Where do people get their undyed yarns? on: May 12, 2007 08:50:58 AM
If you aren't buying wholesale, I like these sites:

http://www.wool2dye4.com
http://www.catnipyarns.com

Hope that helps.
8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: inhaling jacquard dye (this is so dumb. I'm warning you.) on: May 12, 2007 08:49:18 AM
I wouldn't worry too too much...if it was a teeny bit, you should be fine...from what I've read, the biggest problem with dyes is developing an allergic reaction to them and then all thoughts of dyeing go out the window.  Of course that doesn't mean wear your mask at all times...I wear mine while dyeing, while rinsing and even while spinning the yarns - dry dye might fly into the air and also, who wants to breathe those tiny wool particles either?

Can you move your dyeing outside?  All mine has been moved into the garage to avoid all this little issues as much as possible.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Eye Searingly Bright Striped Sock! 8) Img Chubby on: May 12, 2007 08:33:19 AM
Pretty!  Love the bright cheerful colours!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Toe-up ankle socks on: May 12, 2007 08:32:11 AM
Adorable socks!  Pretty colours!
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