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Although I’ve been spinning since February I have never actually knit with my handspun…until today.

You might remember my highlighter yarn? That blend of obnoxious chartreuse, turquoise and chocolate brown actually spun up into a really pretty yarn.

My yardage was sadly small so I waited until my Swish in Cocoa came in. The brown was a perfect match so today at VY&T a sock was cast on. Not only am I knitting my first handspun sock but it is my first handspun knit ever. The first handspun sock knit during Socktoberfest no less.

Yes I’m goofy enough to get this excited over a sock. What makes it even better is that it was roving I dyed myself, with a very specific spinning approach in mind. The 3ply fractal stripe effect was better than I could have expected.

Nicki was kind enough (too lazy to move) to model a half knit sock this afternoon. Doesn’t he look pleased šŸ™‚

I had forgotten how much fun knitting a worsted weight sock could be, thicker yarn and size 3 needles make for a quick knit. How quick?


I loveĀ how theĀ colors knit up,Ā each one has patches of dominance without being overwhelming. The randomness of the color changes is just wonderful. I cannot express how fucking pleased I am with how this turned out.

Now don’t mind me while I go celebrate with some Ben & Jerry’s Creme Brulee icecream.


Flickr Photos


On the needles

February Fitted Pullover

Sapphire Waves of Grain

On the Bedside Table

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan (ok not really since I can't find the book anymore)

on the wheel

Absolutely Nothing.

Stashdown 2009

January 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 233 Total Weight:33.13lbs Total Miles: 27

February 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 213 Total Weight:30.09lbs Total Miles: 26

March 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 218 Total Weight:31.95lbs Total Miles: 27

April 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 217 Total Weight:31.45lbs Total Miles: 26.5

May 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 229 Total Weight: 33.8 Total Miles: 28.4

June 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 210 Total Weight: 31.9 Total Miles: 27.7

July 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 201 Total Weight: 30.5 Total Miles: 26.5

August 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 228 Total Weight: 34.0 Total Miles: 28.8

October 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 254 Total Weight: 38.2 Total Miles: 31.8

November1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 224 Total Weight: 34.9 Total Miles: 29.9

December 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 206 Total Weight: 31.9 Total Miles: 27.1


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