Friday, November 14, 2008

Hand Dyed Monkey Socks

Thank you all for your supportive comments on my previous post.

Do you remember this superwash merino yarn that I dyed on the Dyeing Workshop back in August?

Well here it is, knitted up into a pair of Monkey socks :-)








Not perhaps the most aesthetically pleasing of socks, but I have derived no end of satisfaction from knitting with a yarn that I dyed myself. I used the usual 2.5mm needles.

The yarn was dyed using acid dyes, and I am pleased to report that none came off on my hands while knitting ( which isn't always the case with some bought yarns ) and that it was also colourfast on blocking too.

I don't think I'll ever put anyone out of business, but for someone like me who is not in the least bit artistic the workshop was great fun and I'd recommend it to anyone.

5 comments:

Lin said...

They are great, I like the colours.

Auntie Noo said...

They are glorious!

ambermoggie said...

oh I love the colour of those Joy:)

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

Joy they are fabulous, I think they are such a great colour. I can't wait to see your scarf now, it will be equally as gorgeous. :D

gilraen said...

The yarn is to dye for!!! and the socks simply gorgeous! :)