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 🙂

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 love how the colors knit up, 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.