Spinning and Socks

I have finished my first handspun hanks of wool.  Yipeeeeeeeee!!!  One is natural, the other pot dyed.  The colours are actually a little more intense than the photos show, but you get the idea :-). 

'Ocean' Handspun

'Ocean' Handspun

 

'Ocean' Handspun detail

'Ocean' Handspun detail

 

'Ocean' Handspun detail 2

'Ocean' Handspun detail 2

 

'Natural' Handspun

'Natural' Handspun

 I went a bit overboard and ordered a selection of carded fleece from Trademe.   Amongst the selection is a kilo(tee hee) of white Polwarth fleece which is apparently lovely to spin with, and reasonably priced. 

Polwarth Roving

Polwarth Roving

And some coloured fleece may have been looking for a new home too :-).  Tee hee.
Merino & Silk Sliver

Merino & Silk Sliver

Tencel

Tencel

'Earth' Merino

'Earth' Merino

'Wave Waltz' Merino

'Wave Waltz' Merino

The sock knitting is going well also.  I can see why people become obsessed with it.  I love anything miniature, and seeing the pattern appear as you knit is very motivating!  I’m using Opal sock yarn and the new Knit Pick cable I got from Vintage Purls.  The pattern is ‘Beginner Socks, Magic Loop Variation’ published in Liat Knits.
First pair of socks
First pair of socks

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One response to “Spinning and Socks

  1. oool look at those lovely fibers! …. thats going to be heaps of fun to spin!

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