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!
9 responses to “Jaywalkers in osage orange and indigo”
What a complex combination of colours. I am a big fan of green but these jaywalkers explode with every imaginable variation from gorgeous yellow- greens to deep grassy hues. Your busy brain and fingers are once again so inspiring.
Thanks for such a lovely compliment!
I love seeing the progression from undyed yarn to beautiful wearable sock! There is a small yarn shop near where Im staying and whenever i see the display of differently coloured bundles of yarn i think about you, and because of your blog, think about the Portuguese makers of the yarn, and the dyers and who they might be…
How wonderful to be admiring yarn (and so much more) in Portugal, and thinking of all those who made it come into existence! I hope that your travels are going really well. I am loving thinking of you far away and amid all kinds of gloriousness.
ooohhh….lovely. All of the colors are amazing – the madder, the osage, and the green. And what a lovely life your sock creations lead before they even come off the needles. I’m sure that adds to their karma no end.
Too kind! Thanks for your lovely comment. I enjoy having sock companions
And holding the recipient in my mind as I knit.
So I do recognise this masterpiece! Just gorgeous.
Thanks, Kate! Indeed you do 🙂