We dyed all kinds of yummy things, including Kona Fingering, Jeannie Sock Yarn, Panda (bamboo) Sock Yarn, Merino/Tencel Sock Yarn, and Meghan and Mims each dyed some of their own handspun. And we all chose to dye up some of the new Sterling sock yarn from Kraemer Textiles. Let me tell you - this stuff is BEEyooteefull dyed up! The silver (yes, real silver) and silk just make it have the most lustrous shine without being overbearing. (For more info on Sterling you can read Clara Parkes' review here.) The weather cooperated wonderfully and we had a blast.
Here's a quick update on the Dollar and Half Cardigan:
Back is blocked, sleeves are begun (two at once), and I am distracted by other projects on the horizon . . .
Oh - and remember the Leaf Lace Pullover from Loop-d-loop by Teva Durham? I knit it back in 2005 with double-stranded Cash Iroha (many, many balls of Cash Iroha!), and I was never happy with the fit. If you look closely at the picture (or more closely than I did at the time), you can see that the shoulders are VERY slopey, to the point of droopiness. I've never been happy with the fit, and while showing it to Nichole a couple of weeks ago she pointed out the plain truth that I could just rip it out and use the beautiful yarn for something else! So?