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Thursday, April 12, 2007

not a german stocking.

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Handspun socks
"Crying of Lot 49" roving, superwash merino (from my shop)
Started: March 22, 2007 (?)
Finished: April 12, 2007
US 3 (3.25mm) dpns, 4

I think I will keep spinning my superwash merino sock yarn at a dk weight... I love how bouncy and squishy these turned out. I spin too finely in general, but somehow hit that sweet spot with this roving.

Not really a lot to say... I used PGR's Simple Socks formulaic heel & short row toe, toe up. The formula has a # of stockinette rounds around the ankle once you complete the heel-- it resulted in that bunching you see (usually, I just start into ribbing after completing the heel). I don't think I'll use the stockinette again like that; it may also just be more pronounced as its a thicker yarn. Also, I did more of a squared off heel and toe, less pointy... just because :)

Y just because again, more pics...

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Not to say the German Stockings aren't keeping on.

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German Stocking #2, Cookie A
Fearless Fibers' superwash merino
garnet/pearl and iolite/pearl stitch markers

Just a few more repeats and I'll be on the heel-- the decreases are done for the leg. I'm a little sidetracked by spinning though...

JHE
Pouch by JapaneseHandmadeEtc.etsy.com (see review here)
70/30 merino/tussah silk inside

I thought I'd be able to spin the silk/merino at a thicker weight, but its an effort. We'll see :)

Have a good weekend! :)

24 comments:

Chris said...

I love your handspun socks! They're rather Noroesque - and that's not a bad thing.

Mmmm... purple stockings...

lexa said...

Love the socks! They turned out great, and I really like the color.

I love the bag. Been watching her shop now, waiting for one to grab me. I don't have anything good to take to the campground in the summer to tote my sock knitting around, chasing kids. And I can't sew, so there's no hope in me ever making anything resembling a project bag! (Well, not one that wouldn't look like a deformed alien of some sort.)

Alyson said...

Those are great! Look how even the stitches are - with handspun, too! That's some good yarn!!! Very very nice!

adrienne said...

Oooh, the socks turned out really well!
I like the bag - I really need something other than a ziploc for carrying socks around...

loribird said...

Nope, not German Stockings, but awesome nonetheless! I love the colors of the Lot 49 yarn knit up - you did a superb job, start to finish!
You say you usually spin "too thin" - is there such a thing? I thought that was what so many spinners were aiming for...

Coleen said...

those socks look so comfortable! And your own handspun? quite impressive!

hillary said...

Great socks! I really love the way they came out. The colors changes are very cool.

Brenda said...

Wonderful socks! I love the color changes. The purple German stocking rocks.

Kristi said...

Love love love the handspun socks! And just think ... I've seen that yarn in person :)

Acornbud said...

Amazing...socks out of your own handspun! They look great and sound like they feel soooo good!

HPNY Knits said...

wonderful socks. I love the whole thing. you are a true inspiration!!

Micki said...

Fantastic handspun socks--what an accomplishment!

SpindleKnits said...

Wow, those handspun socks are beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous!

Stacey said...

Love the handspun socks - that yellow is fab!!!!!! Weird that the rounds of st st do that to the ankle - I haven't tried that before.

Hockey Mom said...

Beautiful! You're inspiring me to dye up my superwash and get spinning!

kitkatknit said...

Thanks for posting about the extra rows of stockinette just above the heel flap. I was asked recently why I don't put any there. My answer was because the first sock pattern I ever knitted didn't call for it. But now I see the logic on why not - bunchiness!

My goal this year is to knit more of my handspun into socks.

jenfromRI said...

I love the color on the handspun socks. Very springy. Springy things are feeling quite appealing right now. :)

Laura said...

Hi Aija! I sincerely feel the anguish of wiry too-thin homespun that's just not what you're wanting for sock yarn. I'm so happy that you found that sweet spot - the socks look AWESOME!

I just wanted to pop in and say THANKS for RPM - I'm planning to use that pattern for my Hogwarts Sock Swap and I think it'll work perfectly for the stripey yarn I'm getting ready to dye! Thanks again. :)

Kristen said...

pairs of socks are luscious!

Bethany said...

I love those socks!

Do spin your merino from the fold? I was told that I should, so I did. I didn't entirely enjoy doing it that way, but I got it eventually.

clothesknit said...

the handspun socks look fabulous! kudos to you for using your handspun. mine keeps calling me so i guess i better dive in and start knitting before it gives up and walks out!

~Tonia~ said...

Those are some great socks and even more better that they were handspun too!

The German socks are so pretty. I love the pattern that goes up the side.

marie said...

Love your socks. I am working on your RPM socks right now, great pattern.

anne said...

beautiful handspun socks! brava!

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