Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Arkanoid ... Again !

I decided to make another 'Arkanoid'... simply because I have more scarves that are turquoisy in colour, and I'd like to keep the semi~Precious one to display when I do a Wool Show :D

Also, because I had already made one, the stitch pattern and texture completely fascinated me, and I wondered how I could make it stand out a lot more. All I could think about was the binary code sequences at the beginning of 'The Matrix', so I set about trying to recreate it :D

I had to choose the right yarn for this out of my inventory, and 'Flump' sock is perfect if you want good, bouncy stitch definition. Plus, it was no chore knitting with it, because I love it!!
Instead of going full on solid with the dyeing, it was important to leave lots of semi-dyed bits, so that the overdye would pick these up, and then they'd stand out when it came to knitting.
And it worked out perfectly, and is so much nicer in real life. Whenever it's on my head I just can't stop touching it... which make me look a bit odd, but hey, who cares!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Thanks for the Memories ! !

In December last year, I did a *really* special custom dye for a customer of mine. There was no real specifics to adhere to, I was allowed full and unfettered use of my imagination ...
I dyed two skeins of 'Perfection Sock' to one of my favourite albums, "Infinity on High", by Fall out Boy, and the colours of the music just flew straight out onto the silk, with no arguments from me at all :)
One was a gift for a very good friend of hers, who is a MASSIVE Fall Out Boy fan (as is she) and the other was for her.
I couldn't say a lot about it at the time, as it was a surprise, but it was one of those custom-dyes that doesn't come around very often.
It was an invitation to be part of a memory, part of a story that involved music, yarn and friendship.  This makes me supremely happy :)

The lovely ladies in question have both given me very kind permission to share their wonderful projects with you here on my Blog. Both were WIPs, whilst travelling to a Fall Out Boy Concert, !