Tuesday, March 17, 2009

finally some new socks and handspun

la mer socks

When I moved this summer, I packed a pair of socks to work on. It took the movers 12 days to get our things to us. You know I'm depressed if I can't bring myself to work on socks. Knitting on an air mattress isn't very fun. Don't ever use the moving company I used. Of course I won't give their name here, but if you're thinking of moving, contact me, and I'll tell you who not to use. 12 days late.

These socks were made with my very own Woolly Boully yeah oh yeah sock in the la mer colorway. They were done on size 1 dpns over 64 stitches.

I also made my first 3-ply yarn with this roving.

Freckle Face Fibers roving

The roving is from Freckle Face Fibers and is 100% merino in the Patriot colorway. Her rovings are so fluffy and devine.

My singles took forever to spin. 3-ply handspun sock yarn is really a labor of love.

3-ply hand-spun sock yarn

This skein measures 394 yards. I'm a tad bit disappointed: I was hoping that I would get more yardage, but for my first 3-ply handspun sock yarn, I think I did an okay job. There are some strange spots here and there, but overall, I'm pleased with my spinning progress.

After doing 3-ply, I needed a quick spinning project, so I grabbed some roving that I dyed up a few months ago. It's 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon, perfect for socks, and in my Country Apple colorway.

Country Apple roving

This skein is a sport to worsted weight and comes in at 168 yards.

2-ply hand-spun yarn

I'm thinking mittens?


Katie K said...

I'm a non-spinner and very ignorant of the process, but that yarn is amazing.

JaneD said...

beautiful! especially the stuff you dyed then spun--I want candy that looks just like that! I could eat that yarn!

Micki said...

Beautiful yarns (and socks)! 394 yards is fantastic for your first 3 ply.

Bee said...

Your 3ply looks great! I haven't even gone there yet. I really love the squoosh factor of the country apple handspun. Beautiful!

katrynka said...

oh my!!! I have no desire to spin, but those yarn photos could almost convince me!! absolutely amazingly gorgeous!!!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

AMAZING handspun!! I've heard that if your load isn't heavy, they take their time as it's a lesser priority. Bastards.

Fyrewitch said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

Knitting Bee said...

That is a labour of love but fully worth it! That yarn is so beautiful and delicious looking I could just eat it up!