It's about bloody time that I show you my bloody toes socks. Remember when back in April, I was dyeing some sock yarn? It's a messy technique, but I wanted to try it anyway.
I had to knit these toe up to see the full range of colors, so I've knit until I ran out of yarn, which made these knee high stockings.
That day, Biko felt it was her turn to be in the pictures. She played footsie with me.
I used a short row heel, don't remember which one. I thought plain simple stockinett stitch would be quite boring for long socks, so I made a baby cable in the middle front and back, knit the inside of the stocking in stockinett stitch, and a ribbing on the outside. I increased stitches as I got higher, as I saw fit. I could have increased a couple more stitches for the cuff, but they are O.K. like that, don't slip and slide.
I like how the rich red fades. Too bad the Key Lime color didn't take as well.
All in all I'm happy with the outcome. I've got one more sock yarn dyed this way, but different color combination.
Biko is happy, and Happy is happy too. That's how he likes to cuddle when he gets tired. Chewing on a chew toy, and getting his belly rubbed. In this picture he's 8 weeks old. He'll be 9 weeks old tomorrow.
Bloody Toes socks:
yarn: self dyed Opal sock yarn, 2 x 50g
needles: 2.25mm DP
start-finish: April 5-14 2009
size: large for me