"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Getting back to normal.....

The birthday celebrations are winding down, as is the sugar high.....(thankfully so).  Naps are once again manageable and on schedule.  But we DID have fun on Monday.....
  
I finished this sock this morning:
 It is an older pattern from Knitty, "Red Herring" by Cookie A.   The main color is a Finn that was spun several months ago, waiting in my stash for the right project.  The contrasting color is my latest spin, shown on the bobbins in the previous post.
It spun up into this nice 3-ply fingering wt yarn.  This was the first fine yarn that I spun with the assistance of the Woolee Winder.  I think I will be able to spin thin yarns with no problems.  That is one of the things that people sometimes say - that it is not easily done with the WW.   I am convinced we will be life-long buddies and partners in this spinning adventure......
 
 This was the original roving.  It was just over 3oz.  My yardage was 252 yards, which was a little disappointing, but I purposefully put a great deal of twist into the singles and plying, as I knew it would eventually become socks.    It made for nice color accent, although the difference was not great in certain areas.  I like the subtle color changes.  These socks have the afterthought Turkish heel.  I had not knit one of those in many years, but enjoyed the process and I am happy with the outcome.  

Now - off to cast on the 2nd sock!

6 comments:

Monika said...

BG is adorable!
Lovely sock, and lovely yarn!

JakkiMitch said...

Yay! Cupcake baker! For future info there are several great kids' cookbooks that I use with my grandsons.

Artseycrafts said...

What a sweet time for both BG and you to bake cupcakes on his birthday. These are the times he will remember!

Beautiful socks and gorgeous handspun! I think the yardage was great for 3 oz.

Karen said...

BG is a baker! His cupcakes look divine.
Your sock is just lovely.

Marguerite said...

Oh what fun! I have fond memories baking with Kimmy when she was young - she's almost 15 now. She was so proud of learning how to separate an egg.

Love the sock. It will be time wear woolies again before long. Can't believe it's the 4th of July already.

KnittySue said...

I love it when the grandkids bake with me..I have so many pics of when they were small baking with grandma. Love that sock too, it looks so warm and the colors are awesome.