Strega's Needles & Hooks

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Friday, June 23, 2006

My summer spot on the swing with carders, spindle & knitting all nestled under the umbrella.

Plied this small skein this a.m. when I should have been finishing up a pair of socks.
Someone will have to hide the fleece and rovings from me or I won't get any knitting done at all! Hahaha!
I still have 3 drop spindles on the go, all taunting (or should that be haunting) me.
How can I resist?

Thursday, June 22, 2006

WEE SOCKS from tutorial by Char of Sockamaniacs Yahoo group.

I learned the 3-needle cast off! Yeah!
And a great way to do the gusset too!
One Wee Sock .... with 2.25 yds left over!

and then there were two .....
What a difference a yarn can make!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

100% Swiss White Alp - 26 yds - 2-ply - dyed with green/yellow mixed Easter egg dye.
Enough for a wee sockie? I sure hope so.

Information regarding wool from the Swiss White Alp can be found here:

2-ply - Alpaca & Swiss White Alp - not as soft as I'd like..... will probably blend with a softer yarn when knitting whatever.