Saturday, September 1, 2007

I did what last night?.......

..........Why is it that you don't always wake up hung over? Why is it, that sometimes you wake up feeling fine, then it sets in slowly, and painfully? Damn you hangover.......Thank god for "formula 50" vitamin water and black coffee. It didn't keep me from finishing the cuff of the Knucks I've been working on this morning. Check it:

Yarn: Knitpicks Bare


100% merino DK


Dyes: Jacquard Fire red &Vermillion


Overdyed with sun yellow to liven it up a bit.


They are really a lot of fun to knit. Simple, easy, and a functional item to have lying around. On the dying front, I was trying out some new Pro Chem colors, and couldn't find my jug of vinegar, so I went without and made some really nice yarn. I can only describe them as pastel earthtones, and I was a bit dissapointed that the ladies both loved the colors, but didn't want anything knit out of it. Can't please them all the time...... I'll make something out of it. for someone, Or My buddy Ger will hound me for it.......I think. That will be the true test anyhow.


It was supposed to be burgandy, olive drab, Brown with hints of yellow, but without the vinegar, I made this instead.....I kind of like it. Pale green, tan, and a rolie color aren't bad, and I would actually knit socks for myself out of it, but It's not washable so I don't feel like taking chances........I'll figure something out. That's why we've got the stash, right? On that note, I've got a bunch of ends to weave in on the knucks, so behave this weekend.......

9 comments:

micah said...

hay cool stuff man. Missed you guys tonight while me an my neighbor griled out. I was all "Yeah, when I had this house full of knitters one time...." she thinks I'm from mars or somehting.

Good on you for the knucks man! I love them. I'm doing 2 rows forward and one backwards on that special project. I'm ready to call it a night and just sit here and drink and watch "brigadoon" ...that shit is retarded! I love it!

knitsb said...

Love the yarn you died without the vinegar!!! Maybe I will pester you to buy it from you, not Jerry. LOL

Hey Micah... it was a great time at your place and we all need to find another excuse to do it again! :)

Charles said...

I saw your knitting blog from are guys, Great to see another knitting guy knitting blog!

Just wanna say great color of yarn you dye and CHECK out my knitting blog too!

Bye~~

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Charles said...

Oh, you makey nicey glove fingerless me form too. And I got make podcast for innervew yuo too!!!
Me so horney all the time for knitting.

Bye~~

soxophone player said...

The only way I know to TOTALLY avoid a hangover is to stay drunk.

I like the colours in your skein - what about heating in vinegar after the fact to set the dye - with no swishing about the pot until colours are set? Never tried this - just wondering. Downside would be muddy skein....

knittingbrow said...

You are a knitting machine! >dang<
Now the dyeing has you. I've got information you want! :)

I'm thinking the vinegar is a good thing. Nice color range in the yarn. It is tooooo subtle for this boy!

Mia said...

The girls didn't like it cuz it turned out to be good guy colors!!

ekgheiy said...

Nice work. I'm especially loving the way the knucks color turned out. Sweet!! :)

I'm sooo glad I saw your knucks. The ones presented on the Knitty pattern kinda rubbed me the wrong way, so I dismissed the whole pattern. (I know, bad knitter I am...) But thanks to your work, this pattern will go into my ever growing and "impossible to make them all" pattern stash. ;)

Stitch on!