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April 5, 2010
Playing Catch Up

I have a bit of a backlog and want to return to realtime blogging, so here you have it - I'll try to keep it brief, but you know how I am with pictures...

Kool Aid Dyed BFL Kool Aid Dyed BFL
The Ravelry group Ply by Night had a dye/spin along in Feb/March. Everyone dyed fiber with red and purple Kool Aid. I chose to dye oatmeal BFL, so it started out as this gray/brown fiber before being covered in Kool Aid and turning into 380 yards of 3 ply yarn (106 grams).
Kool Aid Dyed BFL Braid Kool Aid Dyed BFL

I keep meaning to show you the wonderful prize package I won in the Ravelry NaKniMitMo KAL. A beautiful mitten pattern (Mitaines and Moufles by Veronik Avery from The Twist Collective) along with the perfect yarn for knitting them! Not only that, but a beautiful, well constructed project bag handmade by splityarn which is just the perfect size for socks/mittens/hats. Thank you to Ruth and Carol who make this such an inspirational and fun KAL each January!

NaKniMitMo Prize

Next up is gorgeous 75% BFL 25%Silk Fiber beautifully hand dyed by Kristin from AllSpunUp. This is the April/May SAL fiber in Ice Cave (perfect name!) which I spun into 230 yards of worsted 3 ply yarn (110 grams) - also a teeny weeny skein of navajo ply. I'm thinking maybe a hat - probably won't start until the fall.

AllSpunUp bfl silk

AllSpunUp bfl silk

AllSpunUp bfl silk

And the last catch up fiber is this beautiful Crown Mountain Farm Finn Top in Peace of Mind Coloway. I divided it into 3 horizontal pieces and divided each of those in half for 2 skeins of 3 ply sock yarn - 420 yards of fingering wt. yarn (105 grams). I started making Dave some socks from this yarn (in progress pic at the end of this post.)

CMF Finn

CMF Finn

CMF Finn

CMF Finn

OK - All caught up and back to realtime blogging...
I seem to be going into summer sock mode. Here are 3 socks in progress as of this morning, more on all of them later. I've spent way too much time on the computer today already - it is GORGEOUS outside!

Sock WIPs

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