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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Smitten with my socks

I'm done with my handpsun socks and I absolutely love them to the extent that progress on the second sock was slowed by the fact that I kept picking up the first sock (front) to admire the beautiful colour progression at the toe. It is pretty isn't it?

Handspun socks

I'm so happy with how these turned out. There are one or two very minor issues. One sock is very slightly shorter than the other due to the changing weight of the yarn and the heels are somewhat pointy thanks to my starting the short row decreases right in the centre of the heel but neither of these things are at all apparent when the socks are on.

Handspun socks

I really like the pattern too. It's Medrith's Little Lace from A Gathering of Lace. It was perfect for a slight heavyweight sock yarn and the 52 stitch round meant that these just flew by with plenty of yardage to spare.

Handspun socks

Pattern: Medrith's Little Lace
Source: A Gathering of Lace by Meg Swansen
Needles: 2.75mm
Yarn: Handpsun from Hartzview sock fibre (70% superwash merino/30% nylon) from The Thylacine
Ravelled: here

Now I just need to get on with the Old Maiden Aunt Shetland that I got at Ravelry day. The sooner it's all spun and plied, the sooner I can get started on my next sock yarn from The Thylacine.

1 comment:

Felix said...

They are magnificent.
I think Ruth is bringing her spinning wheel to my party so there will be more handspinning a go-go!
You have gotten soooo good with the handspinning. Your yarn looks beautiful knit up like this.
Well done!