on the socks I posted about last time. It does appear that the up-side-down, iron heel is going to work out nicely. I’ll show some pictures after a few more rows.
Meanwhile, I wanted to share some photos of the yarn I dyed. I really had a blast. I’m going to try a few more batches, and maybe I’ll put some up for sale. Meanwhile here’s what I did.
The first few were dyed onto the Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select base yarn. That’s a superwash, low micron count merino. The experimental iron heel socks are from this yarn base and I find knitting with it to be quite nice. I’ve frogged a number of times as I experiment my way along, and this yarn promises to be a winner. It stands up well to frogging and reknitting and has a nice twist. I used some longer color paths so this yarn stripes when it is knitted. They are not wide strips, but it does stripe. (Take a look at the previous post to see what I mean.)
Royal Treatment. I’m not using any kind of special lighting or anything for the photography. Although I have a color corrected monitor because of the work I do, you can see that my color matching is off a bit, especially between these two photos. I believe the closeup photo to be more correct.
The following four skein pairs were dyed on a Louet Gems yarn base. Each skein is 50 g. I haven’t knitted with this yarn yet, but it feels quite nice. These were dyed in short color repeats. I think this will not stripe, but I haven’t knitted any yet to be sure.
Pinyon. I really wasn’t trying to match the colors of the pinyon trees that surround our house. But obviously, these colors have seared themselves into my head. I think it’s pretty much spot on. It’s hard to see on the little branch I included, but the bracts surrounding the base of the needles matches the light gold/staw color in the yarn. There only pinyon color I don’t have represented is the bark.
So, what do you think? Am I on the right track?