But I have had time to experiment with colours for next month's club yarn. I had dyed one skein before we went to London and taken ti to start the sock hwile we were away. But when Istarted knitting the socks it didn't give me the look I wanted so it was back to the drawing board this week. I dyed another skein, which although closer, one of the colours wasn't quite right. I also dyed some other yarns and one of them looked great and I tested it with the sock pattern and it looked good. So now, do I go with m yoriginal choice and just change the one colour that was slightly wrong or do I go with this new version? I can't decided. But we're going to start dyeing club yarn tomorrow so got to make up my mind.
The first sock in the original trial yarn is done. As we were away I decided just to carry on knitting it in the original colour. And finished it today although it's been enarly fone for a while now. And I've event typed up the pattern this afternoon. Just got to test knit it on 2nd sock and do photos and it's all ready to go.
If you fancy joining the Sockamania PLUS Merino Sock Club in time for November there is still time and afew places left. Head over to ETsy to order. If all current places listed sell out then that may be it until at least January. I'm not sure whether or not to add any more places to start in December, but it's highly likely we won't. So next chance to join won't be until January and then current members whose membership is about to expire will get first refusal. So if youwant in, grab a space quickly. Sign ups are supposed to close tomorrow for November but I'll leave it on until the end of the weekend.
And while we are on the topic of clubyarn I'm going to reveal October's yarn. If you're one of the 3 unfortunate members whose parcels got lost in the mail (new parcels posted today) then close your eyes quickly.
A pile of all hte yarn, and yes it's not all quite identical. Photo taken late in the evenig so not very good.Most of the parcels waiting to be postd. Taken lateon a Friday evening.
This is the lilac merino tops I bought at Coldharbour Mill udring FibreFest. It's so fine and so difficult to spin. So I stopped here and started spinning some of the red Touch Yarns fibre I got at Ally Pally instead. Pics tomorrow or over the weekend.
Do you live in Devon, Cornwall or Somerset? If so, pay attention. Terri is organising an event on Sunday (this week) in honour of National Knitting Week at Lustleigh Village Hall, which is somehwere near Bovey Tracey and Newton Abbot. There will be a Stitch n Bitch Cafe, workshops, spinning demo, Spin A Yarn (yarn shop) will have a stall. I'm teaching a basic sock workshop. It starts at 1pm. There is a small charge to get in which is for charity and a small charge (to cover materials) for some workshops. It sounds like it's going to be a great afternoon so come along if you can.
Then on Tuesday next week I'm teaching a basic sock workshop at Spin A Yarn in Bovey Tracey (just off A38 near Newton Abbot about halfway between Exeter and Plymouth). Its a fantastic shop btw and I'm really looking forward to teaching sock knitting. I've no idea if it's full or not but if you're interested or to find out more contact Joyce (check out the website for contact details). It starts at 10am and finishes at 2.30pm I think. I'm teaching a beginners lace knitting workshop next month. Lots of other workshops there too: felting, spinning, finishing techniques and lots more. And did I mention how great the shop is? It's fab and crammed full of gorgeous yarns from around the world and local hand dyed yarns.