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OK, so I finally sat down and uploaded some pictures. I haven't updated the webpage yet, but I *did* upload the pictures to my LJ scrapbook.

First up, the "Water" socks - I finally finished them!

This is a "closeup" of the patterning. It's "Ribbed Lace" from the Sensational Socks" book. The yarn is handspun Romney spun from a roving dyed by redemelde. I *loved* working with this roving, and knitting up the resulting yarn. It was knit on 64 stitches on size 1 DPNs. The socks are cushy, comfy, and fit great!

Here's a view of one of them on a blocker, to open up the patterning.

Now, for my current Obsession project - I give you "Fire" roving:

It was hard to get the colors right - the bright yellow/orange/red combo overpowered my camera. This is close on the roving...but my tub surround is really white.

Here's what it looks like in singles form:

I split the roving in the middle, and spun each half by itself. I managed to fit 2 oz on the bobbin...when I plied it up, I only had about 6" left on one storage bobbin. Not too bad!

Here's a closeup of the resulting 2-ply - it's not the best picture; again, the colors overpowered my little camera:

I'm currently in the middle of the 2nd pattern repeat on sock #1. I am *loving* how this is working up - it's just like I wanted! Now I need to decide if I want to continue the flame pattern on the heel flap, or if I want a regular (eye of partridge, probably) heel. decisions, decisions....

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Date:May 9th, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)
Love boththe socks and the fire fiber! It made a stunning yarn :)
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Date:May 9th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
That's some very nice yarn! Socks too!
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Date:May 9th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
Great socks!! I love seeing what fibers I dye grow up into!
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