My recent trip to San Francisco and stay with Nancy Roberts
http://www.machineknittingtodyefor.com/ netted me a lesson in painting knitted pieces and then two pieces for me to knit up into socks.
I love the idea of knitting up pieces and dyeing as opposed to dyeing skeins…more controlled and creative I think.
Here, Nancy is checking my red/gold piece, the other was lime green/blue.
I decided that two row stripes would be the best way to go…so I started at the top of the blanks which were red on one and lime green on the other.
I ended on the ends that were blue and gold.
As I thought I would not have enough to finish the socks so I inserted grey sock yarn for the heels….turns out I did have enough, but I can use some of the left overs in other socks.