Strega's Needles & Hooks

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

I chuckled when I saw my spindle spun yarn turn into these socks.
The colours are SO different! Out of curiosity, I purposely mixed the colours as I spun to see how the finished product would turnout. Well, I guess I got my answer! Hahaha!
The yarn is 2-ply worsted weight made from handpainted Romney roving and Swiss White Alp which I processed myself straight from the sheep's back!
I cast on 44 sts for these socks. They should fit about a size 8 woman's foot.

Monday, July 03, 2006

First socks on one circular finally finished!
They need to be washed and blocked yet but
not bad overall. Next pair I'll finish the toes differently
and use a solid colour if it's a lacy pattern.
This colorway doesn't sufficiently show off
Jeanie Townsend's beautiful Cascading Leaves design.