If you've seen my Ravelry project page recently, you will undoubtably notice trends in my knitting. I blogged about my sweater cravings here and since then I have been very into baby leg warmers, althought the three sets I knit are not all to keep (two are for a friend who is expecting twins!). As I got closer to finding out the gender of the baby, I started craving smaller projects, mostly booties and socks.
I didn't want to buy a whole bunch of different colours of sock yarn, only to have small amounts left over after a knit a pair of booties, so this weekend I picked up some white superwash sock yarn to dye. I figured out how much yarn I would need for several specific projects and dyed the required amount for each project.
I used Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Baby Ull for the first two mini-skeins and dyed up Green Apple and Turquoise Tempest. I was definitely going for a blue with the turquoise skein, but sometimes dying yields unexpected results!
I also dyed up some Spud & Chloë Fine that I had in my stash.
I started knitting some booties with these yarns, but I seem to be having some pregnancy-brain induced knitting problems, and nothing was coming out right. I've pushed the knittting bootie craving away for a little while in favour of some larger projects that can be done on bigger needles.