First Ever Socks!

I finally finished my first ever socks.  Well, first ever adult-sized socks.  I made 4 minisocks a few years ago, but I have never made adult-sized socks or even a Christmas stocking before.  I started these socks in October 2013, and they have been sitting in my UFO (unfinished object) pile since November 2013, awaiting a new bind-off and afterthought heels.

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Learning to Dye, Part 1: Why Dye

This is the first in a series of six planned posts on the process of learning to dye.  I am just learning myself, and thought it might be helpful to share the information I’ve found along the way.

Unless you are a regular reader of this blog, you are probably reading this post because you already know that you want to learn to dye and have your own reason for doing so.  I still thought it would be helpful to begin at the beginning with the reasons to dye because the reason you want to learn affects the choices you make in terms of which methods of dyeing you learn first, the types of equipment and dyes that you purchase, and the detail of your recordkeeping as you learn.  The list I have written here is a compilation of reasons I’ve heard for learning to dye and are, in greater or lesser degree, the reasons I am personally learning.  I’m sure the list is incomplete!

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