I’m really happy with the way the reversed spiraling came out. I also reversed the spiral direction on the star toe decrease. I tried using the K2togtbl decrease on these, and have decided for sure to avoid it. It is easy and fun to execute, but leaves a decidedly unstraight decrease line: I also didn’t notice until now that these socks don’t really match in terms of color! I guess you run this risk when you work with hand-dyed yarns. I didn’t personally select these 2 skeins because I ordered them online. I don’t know if a better match between the 2 skeins would have been possible if I’d eyeballed the selection myself (and I bought this yarn years ago). Still, it’s a little annoying. And a reminder of a benefit of working with 1 100-gram hank of hand-dyed yarn rather than 2 50-gram hanks/balls/whatever.
I’ve also been spinning this week. I’ve done pretty well at practicing with my drop spindle every day. I spun every day this week except one, a day in which I didn’t get home until after 9 pm and was too tired to do anything else (but also the same day when I had lots of good meeting knitting and finished the possum socks). I finished up that bit of clownish rainbow fluff and plied it on the spindle to get this:It’s cute! A tiny mini-hank of only 31 yards and 11 grams: Boy 2 really likes this, so I will knit it into some “superhero cuffs” for him. (Just wait. You’ll see.)
When I started my Deck the Ball using leftover possum yarn, I realized I never showed you the last 2 balls. Just to prove I’ve been on track with that weird little resolution, here they are: The top one is yarn from Night Gulls and the bottom one is yarn from Yum Yum Waffle Socks.