Saturday, January 16, 2010

Done!

I am happy to tell you that I was very good yesterday! I finished Mr. SockPixie's Shetland socks. Mark Twain was right, the best way to deal with temptation is to yield to it.
I yielded, I spun some of the delicious red roving, and then satisfied, finished the socks!



To recap the socks were made from my handspun, 2 ply, light worsted Shetland in a natural chocolate color, and some left over handspun 2 ply Romney (a left over from the EZ's mitered Mittens) also a light worsted. The socks were knit on US 5 dpts.

There are really no words to tell you how much I enjoyed the whole process of spinning the yarn, and then knitting the socks. Complete is maybe the word that comes to mind. That's it, the experience felt complete...even if I do not...yet... raise the sheep that will produce the fiber, that I will spin, to make the yarn, that I will knit into garments, that my loves will wear...

4 comments:

Rose said...

Very, very nice. Even though I don't spin, I know exactly what you're saying. Sheep in the yard sounds lovely doesn't it?

Sharon V said...

Your husband's socks are perfectly lovely. I hope he gets a lot of wear out of them.

Carla said...

I'd think it would be very satisfying to spin and then knit. The socks are very nice! The soft warmth comes right through the photo.

Colleen said...

Those are lovely...they look warm!

How do you deal with jogs in socks? Leave it? Two balls per color for spiraling? Slipping?