This is a sock blank (wool blend) painted at the workshop in Janice Brodie’s backyard during the summer. The blank came pre-knit with the yarn doubled. Once dry it was unraveled and made into two ‘identical’ balls for knitting.
And below are the socks knit from the yarn.
Photo 3 in the gallery - Inspired by Jean Carey’s presentation about the Shetland Wool Week, I purchased the Fisherman’s Kep pattern from the museum in the Shetlands and made my first fisherman’s kep. The wool is Geilsk Tynd 100% wool Made in England and purchased at Itsy Bitsy Yarn Store. I wanted to get as close as possible to the colours of the Aurora Borealis, somewhat contained by what was available and what I had in my stash.