And I haven't abandoned the dyepot either. A week or so ago, I went down to Dunwoody Yarn because they were having a sale on some yarns, including Baby Ull. Yeah, I'm broke, but I am absolutely DYING (without the e) to make socks from some of Cookie A's new sock patterns and I didn't have enough of anything in stash. I have used Baby Ull for socks before. The cheapest Baby Ull they had was bright orange. BRIGHT orange. (It's #18 on the color chart here.) 6 skeins at 50% off, though... what a deal. And I have a dyepot and I'm not afraid to use it.
I really like the variations in color. I used mostly red* dye, with a little plum from a previous batch thrown in at the end. Each skein is 3 balls of Baby Ull. When I finish Susie's shawl, I'll see if I can use these for some of Cookie's socks. For me. :)
(BTW, it's already sold out.** just I think I actually drooled all over myself*** when I saw this yarn. Holy mother of purl, that's gorgeous stuff.
*In case you haven't noticed, I've got a LOT of red dyes around the house. Someday I'll have other colors too.
***Is there such a thing as a yarngasm?? You know, that sudden rush of feeling that comes over you when you see a really luscious, amazing yarn in to-die-for colors? Cause if there isn't, there should be.