Thursday, July 23, 2009

the polls are open, go vote!!

For the hand dyers at the Sock Summit, the ravelry people organized a Dye for Glory contest. Hand dyers could enter colorways that were inspired by the Sock Summit logo, the organizers, Portland, anything to do with the event.

Voting starts today and runs through August 1st. I entered one colorway, into the kettle dyed category, and am calling it Crapshoot. In honor of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, our beloved Yarn Harlot, who occasionally talks about gauge and what a crapshoot it is.

I love this colorway, but the way the dye behaves drives me nuts at it is first dyed as it came out of the kettle, and then re-skeined.

Periwinkle Sheep
watercolors II sock yarn
100% superwash merino, approx. 400 yards
7-8 sts/inch
Colorway: Crapshoot

The yellowish color is more chartreuse in reality, and there are dark eggplanty hues, mauves and greys as the color fades into the green.

Of course I'd love it if you went and voted for me, but there are honestly a ton of amazing colorways to pick from in each category. Go nuts, go vote!
After the Sock Summit, after August 15th, I will be able to dye this yarn for ordering online HERE, or for local-to-me knitters, please ask one of the shops listed in the sidebar to get it for you. You can also pre-order any of my colorways now, either from one of the shop owners or from Dyenamics Yarns, and I will get right on it when I get back.
Thank you and go have fun looking at everybody's entries!!


  1. Yay! I voted for that one. I love it!

  2. Just cast my ballot for your yarn which in my opinion was truly the best with my second favorite being Estuary.

    I like your second picture the most though of the yarn and feel it should be the first one that people see. It's irresistible! Can you alter the order that they appear?

  3. karin, I love that color...I must have it!


  4. My brain is singing the old folk song, "This train is bound for glory, this train!" Good luck and have fun!

  5. Karin, I love Crapshoot and also want some. It was great to see you yesterday. Thanks for letting me crash in on your dying operation. It was interesting to get a peek at what goes into dying a skein. What you have accomplished is truly amazing. Cathy

  6. Me again. Just voted and I agree with Spider Woman that the second photo is the one you should lead with. Also, seeing so many beautiful skeins I think it's a very wise thing your bringing demo socks with you. Talk to you soon. Cathy


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