OK, so getting way too excited about Saturday (Iknit show with the yarn harlot) I cannot wait, I have a whole new stand, (no more piles of yarn) well, actually that depends on the stand we will have, I have heard something about market style stands, which are not exactly practical, but could be fun, lol!!!
Then guess what else? I am doing the show in Birmingham NEC next week, I haven't ever done it before, so it'll be fun to see what it is like :-) I am on stand J21 any one got plans on going?
So yesterday late afternoon it was raining so damned hard I gave up on dyeing, although tucked in my little workshop, the rain was lashing down so hard that the doors wouldn't stay shut from the inside, so I warmed up and set up my sock machine, its been calling me for a few days now, and after seeing Sheila use hers, I kind of understood alot more how to use it. I made a couple of tubes, then set about trying a heel. I made about 5 heels, all with silly holes in them, until I got to the 6th, and changed my technique, and then I got a near perfect heel, the reason is I want to wear thigh high self striping socks on Saturday, possibly with suspenders or something similar holding them up, what a complete laugh that would be huh? But obviously I have to make them on the machine, so tonight seeing as stitch and bitch is at mine, I will be practicing the toe, and maybe making them, Just not sure what colour to choose......
Anyway, want to see some pics?
Ok, this is the first attempt at the heel, which was a complete disaster, in fact about 4 looked this bad.....
Next was the best attempt, the hole was where I did it the previous method on the first stitch and then promptly changed it:
Then here is a nice long tube I made with a skein of Autumn self striping, how lush is this:
OK, and here is a closeup:
I just want to spend the whole day on the machine, but I mustn't, have so much dyeing to do its unreal.
OK, so votes for a mini skirt and full length socks and possibly suspenders on Saturday?