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So let’s see… when I last left off I’d begun dyeing yarn and was knitting a set of Noro socks. I finished the socks and Sock #2 turned out with less of a wonky stripe at the heel thankfully. I’m still not thrilled with the thick and thin of Noro especially when dealing with something as fine as sock yarn, but the color is so worth it, I WILL be trying to figure out how they get such beautiful colorways in their dyeing. 🙂

Noro socks

Noro socks

I dyed this…

Hand-dyed by me.

Hand-dyed by me.


…to finally make my sister a stole/scarf/wrap thingy. 🙂 I’m using the One Skein: A Stole pattern which is free in Ravelry and uber easy yet lovely.

I treated myself to a new camera for my upcoming birthday so I can now take pictures like these…

4th of July

4th of July

St. Joe at Sunset

St. Joe at Sunset

Lola

Lola

There’s been more yarn dyeing…

Hand Dyed by Me

Hand Dyed by Me

Rainbow sock flat hand dyed by me

Rainbow sock flat hand dyed by me

I went on a much needed vacation during which I fell in love again with St. Joe, MI and taking photographs of it’s beautiful scenery.

Lookout Point

Lookout Point

And finally, I saw the latest Harry Potter movie at 12:01 a.m. this morning with a theater full of diehard Potter-Heads. 🙂

HBP

HBP

Tis all for now! 🙂

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Yay me!

I mentioned the other day that I have entered the world of yarn dyeing. It’s seeping into my daily thoughts and all I want to do is create more of The Pretty! My skein of Bare showed up in the mail Saturday morning along with some other yarny goodies that I couldn’t help but buy during the Knitpicks sale last week. It’s sitting on the dining room table mocking me. It’s taunting me and begging me to give it some color! But… it’ll have to wait.

Until I have time to dye again though check this out… my big skein finally dried out (dang humidity!) and I caked it up tonight. Presenting… Superman!

Superman

Superman, you ask? Yes, because if you look closely, it’s wearing a cape and tights and it can fly! Hehe just kidding. Actually I’ve named it Superman because it reminds me of Superman ice cream (yum!) Now all I can think of is hot summer days Up North getting a cone of Superman ice cream after swimming all afternoon in Crystal Lake. 🙂 I can’t wait to knit with it and see what it looks like!

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Check out the beauty that is my first completed Noro sock. Yeah, I still wish I’d done an afterthought heel but too freaking bad. I’m a frog lover not a frogger. hehe

Finished!!

Finished!!

In other yarny news… I learned how to dye yarn today and am in LOVE!!

Look at the COLOR!!

Look at the COLOR!!

That’s just one of my pretties… I have a feeling I’ll be doing a lot of dyeing this summer and that sock blanket that stalled last summer will be revived. 🙂

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