Finished! My most favorite dye-job socks are complete. Yarn is Jeannie by Kraemer, a superwash blend of 80% wool and 20% nylon, soon to be available from Sheila at Wool2Dye4. Knit with 2.5mm bamboo dpns over 64 stitches in a plain vanilla short-row heel sock. The yarn is a little thicker than Opal or Regia, or even Sheila's Kona Fingering and Supersock , but not as heavy as the Kona Superwash. Be sure to click the pics for a larger view.
I enjoyed both dyeing and knitting with Jeannie. With my US size 1.5 needles I got a nice firm fabric, not stiff but sturdy. The yarn doesn't have the kitten-softness of a pure merino, but is nicer to work with than, say, Opal. Since completion, I've worn and washed them twice with no noticeable changes. I plan to keep track by snapping pictures after each 5 (or so) washings. I rate this yarn as a definite must-have, and plan to get some more once Sheila has it in stock!