Recent Knitting: Finished Hat And Classic Socks
This week I finished knitting a hat made from hand dyed yarn and a pair of socks from classic Patons yarn.
In this post I discussed the process of dying yarn with avocado pits and skins. It was the easiest thing ever and created the prettiest delicate pink yarn. I loved the color and was sold on creating a hat with it. However, I felt like the pale pink would wash me out so I knit the brim of the hat out of a peacock colored yarn I picked up at a creative reuse center and striped a transitioning color yarn with the avocado yarn. It's a super cute and simple hat. I made it for myself but it looks adorable on my little dude... but what doesn't!?
When I picked up the white yarn that was dyed with the avocado I also picked up a skein of Paton Kroy sock yarn. It's a readily available yarn that it seems every sock knitter uses at some point. I love them! The stripes were fun to work with and it was especially helpful doing two at a time socks so I could ensure the stripes were the same.
The only hiccup was the second half of the heel on one sock has more orange than the other. That's because when I knit two at a time toe up socks I finish one heel then move onto the other heel. I could only avoid the mismatch if I had unwound the one skein until it reached the same point in the color sequence. It would mean a lot of unwinding and re-balling. I decided to not freak out about it and just make sure both skeins were at the same point once I was back working in the round up the leg. I love them!