I have no idea how to kick this blog post off. It's about half-past three on a Friday and my brain just can't produce words. This may be a really heavy photo post.
I am here to show you what I dyed for our most recent update and the guest base for this month. I think I want to make the guest base a monthly thing, it will keep things fresh and allow me to play with new things. which is always fun right?
So let's kick off with the doll that I dyed up. Our doll base is our most loved, most used base, a good 75% Superwash merino 25% Nylon, it's super soft yet super strong for socks, it holds up so well in garments (i have several and I haven't had any problems so far). So let me show you.
|Concoction||Dispersion||Fragments of Past|
|Sandhaven Calling||Smashing Dane with pink|
I am not going to lie, that table is a very satisfying thing to make.
Next up is this months guest base. Now I was looking for something for socks. I have this problem that my knitting tension is super loose. I currently knit socks on 2mm needles and each time I hand knit a pair of socks and wear them, they end up so baggy and like fishnets. I want to be a sock knitter but things are conspiring against me. I had a bit of a brain wave and that was double knit socks. When I looked at the options for a base I was a bit overwhelmed and landed on something I know. Doll but double knit. kind of. This base is 80% superwash merino and 20% high twist nylon giving us a little bit more hardiness. I split my 30 skeins up into threes so I could have LOTS of colourways well ten. Let me show you them.
WAIT I named this base Beefed up Doll as suggested by Nolwenn just because she made me laugh, beefy.
|Mauvelous||Atypical||Fragments of Past|
|Gold||Idiot proof||kids rainbow|
|Little Fox||Quarantine with pink||random balloons|
So that's this update. If you have purchased something, thank you so much and remember to tag me when you start making I really love to see your makes.