Saturday, February 09, 2008

It's the weekend!

I AM trying to take as much as I can from each day, enjoy it to the max, but I really do prefer the weekends. LOL.

It turns out that I do have some progress to show you. Here's my hand dyed, handspun handknited sock. My first.

I dyed the fiber (Corriedale) at my house last summer, I spun it in the fall and started knitting it less than a month ago. One done, one to go. I hope to cast on tonight or tomorrow morning. This is such a great commute/travel project. Since I don't know how well I spun this fiber as far as sock wear is concerned, these will probably be cuddle up in the house with warm feet kind of socks, not outdoor socks, but I will do this again. It was a lot of fun and I truly feel that I made these 'from scratch".

I have a photo to show you of my completed alpaca sock.

I added the extra half a pattern repeat to the length and an additional lace row to hopefully get a little more ruffle look and I think it is better. I may be able to finish the other sock by next week, but I have other projects to work on, also.

I am off to do some work. Have a great day.

1 comment:

Molly said...

I am SOOOO impressed that you spun sock yarn. I spent much of the day spinning but I can't get anything nearly thin enough for socks.