**The** Judy Jackson has my wheel cover nearly finished, so I decided I could stand to start pulling the wheel out of its makeshift anti-Trusty hideout
and get back to work on the spinning for an exchange. The wool I received was white, and I wasn't in the mood to spin white; hope the recipient likes purple.
I dyed this with Cushing's in Grape, Raspberry, and Strawberry. For each color I melted 1 tsp (more or less) of dye powder in 1 cup (more or less) boiling water. This was for about 10 oz. of wool. I drizzled it in stripes across the roving on plastic wrap, bundled it up in the plastic wrap, and steamed in my old electric frying pan for a couple of hours. This was how long it took the dye to pretty much exhaust.
Since my self-proclaimed Sock September didn't get very far, I decided to join Soctoberfest.
I actually answered a lot of the startup questions when I declared the afore-mentioned, now-fizzled Sock September(scroll to 9/4).
September 1996, using Nancy Bush's Folk Socks.
It was just a plain pair of socks. They were done in Bandana (red) Happy Trails. I gave them to my daughter and I don't know how they held up.
Nothing! It was a great experience.
My current craze is Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR in the leight weight; but I also love Trekking, Happy Trails, Opal, etc.
I really hate crochet, so let's not go there. My favorite method is 2 circulars, but I can use DPNs in a pinch. Magic Loop not so much; I get either a tight or a loose stitch at the switchover point. And I usually knit them toe up unless I'm following a pattern that would be too confusing to reverse (think Cookie A.)
You had to ask. I don't know. I have about a dozen worn out pairs downstairs waiting to be felted and recycled. I have probably eight pairs in my drawer in current use. I've given away maybe a dozen more. So what, say 30 pair? Not a very good average for someone whose been knitting them for ten years, but Oh Well.