12.09.2009

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!

6 comments:

  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. ;)

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  2. Definitely a big accomplishment! They look great!

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  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!

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  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

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

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