Sunday, November 29, 2009

First of the Tree of Life Socks for Duchess Lao.

The Tree of Life pattern is my own design; the rest of the patterns are from period sources. 100% wool yarn from Cascade Heritage.
The second sock is started and hopefully I can get it done in just a few more days. :)


Friday, November 27, 2009

New Turkish socks for Moreleigh. The pattern is from "Fancy Feet", a book on traditional Turkish socks. (Pardon the image being 90 degrees askew--I can't, for the life of me, get the thing to turn and STAY that way.) These were knitted using 100% wool Cascade Heritage yarn, Red and Black on sz. 4 DPNs. It features a different sole and heel pattern, and has the traditional triangular heel found in Turkish socks.

At Halloween, I borrowed my husband's Lao hat, took a picture, and was teased for being a HAT THIEF! I was then offered to have another hat made in trade for socks, as I had done earlier this fall. These red-and-yellow socks in progress are the new pair for Duchess Lao. The blue and white sock is simply for size comparison. Includes "Baraka" (blessings) on the foot, and Trees of Life around the ankle, which I designed, and will be repeated around the top of the sock. Yarn is 100% wool Cascade Heritage yarn, red and a skein of formerly snow-white, but now tumeric yellow, dyed in my kitchen.

The next thing that I'm considering is whether to enter a knitted item into Kingdom A&S, as a single entry not for champion. I'm going to have to go down to Weaving Works to find some supplies to make cotton socks in the Egyptian style. I'd love to also dye them with indigo, just to try it once. I'll have to do some more research on the topic.