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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Spinning

This is a small spinning project that will probably be spun and done before we all know it. This is the Merino/Angora/Silk top that I had started spinning on my beautiful Pink Lemon Bossie Spindle (Pink Ivory whorl and Pau Amarillo shaft), but I'm so out of practice with a spindle and this is so slippery, I decided to put it on the wheel instead. I've only got 4 ounces of it, but of course angora and silk will make it go farther than it would if it were just the Merino. I don't have any definite plans for this but I'll spin it as a 3 ply. I might make some mitts out of it, or maybe a soft, fluffy scarf - who knows?

I realized after yesterday's post that I hadn't explained why I knit two pairs of the Scarborough Fair socks, and sure enough, someone asked in the comments. The pattern was originally released for the December design for the Yarn 4 Socks Sock Club. They had a custom dyed sock yarn done by Madelinetosh (really lovely sock yarns if you haven't tried them yet), so I worked it up in the club yarn for that version of the pattern for the first pair. Since that yarn was exclusive to the sock club, I wanted to show the design in a yarn that anyone could get for the public (non sock club) version of the pattern, so I knitted it again in Louet fingering weight in the Soft Coral color. You only need one sock to get pictures of it for a pattern, so now I'm knitting the second sock in the Soft Coral, which will complete the second pair/fourth sock in that design. The first sock was completed back in October, but I didn't start the final three socks until right around Christmas or so. Does that answer your question? Are you sorry you asked?

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6 Comments:

Blogger Connie Peterson said...

If you have any need for a home for some of those lovely socks, think of me! Daughter Joy has supplied me with SOME (are you listening, Joy?) but I can always use more!!! I love that pattern you are working on!

The yarn is going to be awesome!!

9:30 AM  
Blogger Rudee said...

Those socks are beautiful. I do get the need for a plain jane sock though. I am on my third pair of monkey socks in as many months (all gifts) and feel a need to retire the pattern.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Really need to learn how to do a 3-ply yarn
Vanessa

9:25 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Melanie, I just got a spindle and I'm still trying to get the hang of it. Going to take some practice I think, beautiful yarn.
rudee, I love the monkey sock pattern but I also love Melanie's twist pattern for socks, have you tried it?...ciao

9:39 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

That looks great. Love the combination of fibers mixed in there.
Please check out what I have been trying to card and spin.
www.butterflyknitter.blogspot.com
www.flickr.com/photos.butterflyknitter/
Thanks
Vanessa

7:51 AM  
Blogger Rudee said...

Hey rositta, I haven't tried the twist pattern but think I will. Thanks for the reminder! I need to learn to spin too. Melanie, your work is gorgeous and I need to try something new like this.

9:07 PM  

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