Sunday, January 6, 2008

ZOMG - Sock Yarn!

When I ordered this roving, I was thinking baby sweater, but apparently it wanted to be socks.

Halfway there

I split the roving down the middle and spun half of it up, then chain-plied it. I overplied it on purpose, because I had just read this, and I like how it looks.

I finished plying and started spinning the second single yesterday, and I could hardly wait for the first skein to dry. It came out at about 194 yards and 18 wpi.

Happy Sock

I am just beside myself, I love this so much. Here's hoping the second skein is a reasonable match.

Too bad I actually have to be productive today. Stupid Christmas decorations. Stupid laundry. Stupid dust bunnies. All I want is socks.


Lori said...

Now that is just flat-out gorgeous - skeined AND knit up! Good think you decided on socks, it seems to be a perfect fit.

Bea said...

Very pretty. It looks really fabulous!

Christy said...

Thanks for that link. I am just learning to spin and am still quite confused about plying, so it was very helpful.
And seeing your handspun getting made into socks...inspiring. Definitely a goal of mine.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Amazing spinning. Someday I hope to make yarn fine enough for socks! Beautiful work!

Liz said...

your yarn is absolutely gorgeous! All I would want to do is knit socks too, so I don't blame you!