Monday, March 3, 2008

Makin' sock yarn

In the last 6 weeks I've knit two pairs of socks-- and have learned how to spin sock yarn! Spinning is terribly addicting, and I wouldn't recommend it if you want your knitting time to completely dissapear.

On the left is a pair of toe-up Jitterbug socks. Here I tried Charlene Schurch's reverse heel flap. I should have started about an inch sooner-- right where the arch begins.







On the right is a pair of house/slipper socks. I knit the soles first with a dk/worsted handspun on US 3s, then I knit the instep from the toe and attached the sides as I went with another hanspun yarn on US 2s. Since the yarn was from my second & third week of spinning, it was a lumpy/bumpy knitting experience! They're incredibly warm, and great to wear in the winter on hardwood floors.




Here's some of the superwash sock yarn I've spun this month. I'm thinking there just isn't time to knit all of this up-- so I might just have to give some to friends! :)




2 comments:

Susan said...
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Susan said...

Absolutely stunning!