Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pansies

The Pansy Socks are done!IMG_6844

Those were a pretty quick knit.  I took the time to weave in some reinforcing yarn in the heel flaps.  I used some Mountain Colors Bearfoot (from these socks) that I had around – its wool/mohair content makes it a good felter, and felting is good for heel reinforcement.  Kris and I darned socks at our Knit Night last week, and I darned not one but two holey socks made from Socks That Rock, so I’m being extra cautious about sending these into the world.  I really love the Blue Moon dying sensibility, but this 100% superwash merino sock yarn base is one that I will not be buying any more of.  (Perhaps you knew that?)IMG_6845So now I’ll get back to those grey Jacob Cauchy socks I started before I got distracted by the pansies.

In other news, I’m over halfway done spinning the purple merino/silk blend.  Here is the first bobbin all finished:IMG_6818 Yum yum yum!

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1 comment:

Steven said...

I can't get over that stitch/yarn combination -- very pleasing!