First, there was some undyed wool and silk yarn.
Then, there was osage orange sawdust. The colour was so sunny and lovely I considered leaving it at that. But there was an indigo plan.
The fructose vat, no less.
So one fine day there was variegated yellow-green-green-blue yarn. (Yes, that is madder on the left).
Jaywalker seemed the obvious pattern for the job. Here we are at the bus stop after work.
And at a coffee shop waiting for a delicate operation to be performed on my guitar across the road.
And out for dinner at the central markets with our friends.
We even went to a conference in Melbourne.
This Melbourne arcade was so splendid I took photos just for the pleasure of it.
Here is the sock in the foyer of the unglamorous conference venue, with its best feature (the flower arrangement).
And here, at last, are the finished socks!
I like the way this pattern zigs and zags.
I like to use a reinforced heel stitch.
And I’m pretty happy with the dyeing. Hopefully the recipient will like them too when she returns from her current extended travelling. They’re going in the mail today, with about 2 metres of leftover yarn. Phew! Just made it!