Spartickes Dyes: August 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday WIPS

It's been a few Wednesdays, but here are a few of my Works in Progress.  I lost my knitting mojo for a little while, but it's back with a vengeance!  I can't stop, which is a problem since I have The Wizard of Oz Club packages to finish up and a few more pounds of alpaca fiber to dye!

Just cast on tonight!  It is the first Wizard of Oz Club colorway-not yet released.  I couldn't help myself.  I'm making a hat (and maybe fingerless mitts) for Connor.  The colors are perfect for him!  The pattern is Welldigger by Polly Hammond.  Super easy to memorize.  I love it!

Socks of STEEL.  I've been knitting on these FOREVER.  The needle size is 1.  The yarn calls for size 2, and the material is so stiff.  I keep plugging away, though, because it is what my husband wants!  Plain vanilla pattern.  2aat Toe Up on yarn I dyed that shall not be named.

Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks Self Striping CMN Hansel and Gretel.  I'm using Emily Locke's recipe for socks: Vanilla Bean.  (I'm on a slip stitch kick, I think.)  I thought I was using size 3 needles, but they are size FOUR!!  Woah.  They are big and floppy, which is a nice change from the SOCKS OF STEEL.  I'm not too worried about wear because I am giving them to a friend who is VERY knit worthy.  She said that every day when she comes home from work, she puts on her jammies and then her hand knit socks.  I know she'll take good care of them!

What are you working on?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Breaking Bad

It's update time!  Fortunately for me, I've been spending a lot of time working on club orders and orders for the mill.  Unfortunately, I've also had to work a lot at my day job, so my updates have been sparse.  I do have one for you today, though.

Those of you who are Breaking Bad fans will know that they are back!  In celebration of this well written show, I've come up with four new colorways for my Breaking Bad series.  They are joining the old favorites: Jesse Pinkman and Pizza on the Roof.

Barium Bromide 

Crystal Blue Persuasion


Walter White

Check them out in the Spartickes Dyes shop.  Favorite them.  Share them.  Buy them.

Thank you for all your support!!