Handspun Socks: I did it!

Well, when I first decided that I wanted to take up spinning, the whole point was to be able to spin my own sock yarn. Finally! I spun enough yardage to be able to knit a pair of socks. A worsted weight pair of socks, but still. I am quite pleased with myself.

These socks are the warmest, softest things ever. Perfect for when I have to be out at the poop plant collecting samples in the middle of January.
The roving is the Cherry Plum colorway, which I purchased from Whimzy Pimzy's etsy shop. It was 4oz of a merino wool top. I think I ended up with about 300 yards total.
The Specs:

The Pattern: The toe up pattern I have in my brain. Complete with short row heel.
The Yarn: My handspun, in the Cherry Plum colorway
The Needles: US Size 3
The Time to Knit: Um, seven months. Well, it took a total of about three days to knit the socks, there was just six months and twenty-something days in between the knitting of the socks. You know how it goes.

Happy knitting! And spinning!


  1. AWESOME! We had a "knitting night" last night with some friends from church... I must confess that I got there late and did not knit. I sat and crocheted some Christmas presents. But I bragged about my awesome friend who spins and dyes her own wool and knits like a machine. They were amazed. ;)

  2. Definitely a big accomplishment! They look great!

  3. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, I really appreciate it! Wow on your socks. I have yet to knit a pair with my own homespun, but it's on my "to do" list!

  4. those are gorgeous I have just started my second sock in my own handspun and love knitting it. So much more alive somehow than purchased sock yarn

  5. Super cool! And they look just so darn cozy!


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