Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cheating and Forgiveness

So, I have decided that technically since I dyed that roving for this contest, it is only fair that it be in the contest, sort of. The winner of this weeks contest will get to choose which roving they would like. The dyed one is also 3 ounces of the same wool. Dyed with Wilton's Icing Dyes and set with vinegar and baked. Isn't it lovely?

Monogamy is not my style, as we have discussed before. This is a major reason my gifts are rarely on time. In crafts I like the planning, the strategies, etc. Secondly I like the making. So, working on Echo's purse and Dad's blanket left me feeling a little too focused (yes you may laugh at me, that is fine). So I only cheated a little, I started a sock. But you see it's Echo's, it's just her Christmas sock.

This is the second time around, because the variegated yarn created HORRIBLE pooling the first time around. I mean the colors literally stacked right upon each other like vertical stripes. Wasn't pleasing at all. So I changed the Cast On amount slightly and the ribbing from K2P2 to K3P2, you may wonder how this changes things, but my gauge is always slight different when purling vs. knitting.

Echo's Purple Socks
Yarn: Panda Silk
Content: 52% Bamboo, 43% superwash wool, and 5% combed silk
Care: Machine Wash, lay flat to dry
Color: 4006 (variegated plum/pink)
Needles: US1/ 2.25mm

Lastly, I found the fabric to make Justice's journal. Orange, just as she prefers, but with a little bit of funkiness that is reminiscent of her mother's tastes.

Some wonderful colored pencils I found for her to write and color with in her journal.

Lastly, I nice orange drawstring bag for her to carry them around in. It's all coming together.

As a reminder for the contest. Comments must be made on a post some time this week before Saturday at 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time.


  1. Justice is so going to love those, that are awesome, good job!!!

  2. Pretty colors on the dyeing, and lucky Justice on the journal! Can't rush a good gift. =)

  3. How organized! I love the colors and am certain your efforts will be appreciated.