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The Painting of the Socks

We lucked out this Saturday when the predicted afternoon thunder storms decided to make an early morning appearance and leave the rest of the day clear! The Chicken Legs and I hauled all my dyeing equipment to my girlfriends house and we had a dyeing party.

We had bought some of Knit Picks new Sock Blanks to play with and I brought along some undyed yarn that I had sitting around waiting for me to be spontaneously creative with.

If you look close you can see the yellow string in there? I ran some crochet cotton through the live stitches on both ends of the sock blanks. I could totally see them unraveling on us!

The Chicken Legs admired my girlfriends yarn. The blue in the jar was a gradated dyeing attempt. We flew by the seat of our pants on that one, I forgot to bring directions on that… 😮

Here are our final products:

In the left picture the 2 sock blanks to the left are mine, and in the right picture the 3 skeins to the right are mine. 🙂

When I got home, they were still wet so I put them out in the back yard to dry and of course took more pictures:

Guess what I’m calling this? Yup! Le Tour de France colorway. Get it? I tried to represent the 4 colored jerseys that are awarded during the race. I was a little overenthusiastic with the color though…I don’t really have enough white space…

After a long day of dyeing, I think I wore The Chicken Legs out.

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Tour de Fleece

I’ve joined the Tour de Fleece for the first time this year. I didn’t know the Tour existed but I’ve been spinning for a couple of years now. And I’ve enjoyed watching the Tour de France for the past 4 or 5 years. It’s going to be so cool to combine the two!!

There are actually two Tour de Fleeces on the web, the one I joined I found on Ravelry, it’s also got a flickr pool. The other is here if you are curious.

The Chicken Legs got really excited, they’ve never watch the tour before or watched me spin! They immediately started poking in my fiber stash and pulled out a couple of piles of bunny.

“The bunny this fiber came from is named Domy,” I told The Chicken Legs. They were entranced. I had a hard time getting them to let me put it away!

The next batch The Chicken Legs found was some dyed angora that was clipped, the fiber from Domy is plucked and I think is much softer.

I had to tell The Chicken Legs to be patient, though. My first goal is to get the yarn finished that I have on the bobbins right now!

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