The end of August and not getting much knitting done. I did finish one of my Socks that Soar on two Circular Needles, and cast on the 2nd. This is an extremely easy way to knit socks. I have tried various methods of knitting socks with newer methods than the dpns, and always go back to them. However, this method is a keeper! I urge you to give it a try!
I am doing a little spinning in the evening, working on the pound of fleece that I started for the Tour De Fleece.
The yarn I’m using is Patons Kroy Sock Yarn, at 166 yds, I had this much left over, and I made a short cuff. I rate it a affordable and readily available sock yarn with good color choices. 75% wool and 25% nylon, (4"=28 stitches on size 3 needles), makes it feels nice, I’ll let you know how it wears, but a little skimpy on the yardage per ball. Beware!
I have been reading about watercolors, there is so much info on acrylic painting that I looked into that also. I checked out several books from the library, but the look of acrylics is so heavy compared to the watercolors. I did find a technique in which you dilute the acrylics and use them in a similar way as watercolors.
I decided to give it a try. I sketched a fish and added a water background.
Below is the watercolor version.
Then I tried the same sketch in watered acrylic paints.
What do you think?