Socks In and Out

I’m treading water here, being a bad blogger and correspondent! I hope to catch up this weekend.

I’ve somehow managed to finish another pair of socks (flickr and ravelry folk may have already seen them) and another single sock.

handspun handknit
handspun handknit
handspun, handknit

Superwash merino dyed by Adrian over at Hello Yarn (colorway: Big Top). 2 ply, mostly sportweight [read about the spinning here]. Knit on US3 Knit Picks 32″ circular — magic loop.

Super soft cushy socks. Love them! And I have another 4oz braid of the fiber left to spin.

vancouver 1/2
regia canadian in vancouver

My love for Regia continues. I love their self-striping yarns. They also wear like iron as long as you knit them tightly enough — I toss my Regia socks into the washer and dryer with no problems.

This one goes into the singles drawer to wait for its mate.

With that, I started a few other socks, frogged, them, and now I have two:

lorna's laces sportweight
twisted rib

A new sock, hopefully a very tall toe-up sock in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport in Argyle (check out Alison’s [the blue blog] Shazam! socks to see how this colorway knits up) and the mate to a longtime single sock in Froehlich Special Blauband (7429, light grey with a rainbow ply) — a simple twisted rib.

Sadly, now I have to get back to emergency work server repair which has thwarted my hockey practices and now, hockey class this week. Booooo.

9 Comments so far

  1. Julie on July 26th, 2007

    Oh Jess, those handspun socks are to die for! I love them so very much. I don’t know that I’ve ever coveted someone’s socks before – I read a lot of blogs, it’s possible – but I think these are the best EVER. Wow!

  2. stacey on July 26th, 2007

    the handspun socks are beautiful!!!! how cool you spun the yarn then knit the socks!

  3. Bethe on July 26th, 2007

    Lovely handspun socks! They look super comfy. =)

    Regia is one of my all-time favorite sock yarns, too. My first pair ever were from Regia, I still have them, and they’re still perfect after a million machine wash and dries.

  4. Dave Daniels on July 26th, 2007

    The handspun socks look great. It might even inspire me to make some of my own.

  5. Andrea on July 26th, 2007

    I *lovelovelove* those handspun socks!

  6. Holly Jo on July 27th, 2007

    Oh those handspun socks! They are lovely! It must feel pretty fantastic to spin the yarn for socks and knit it up. Great work. :)

    At least it will be nice and cool at hockey. :)

  7. Vera on July 30th, 2007

    The handspun socks are beautiful!

  8. Laura on July 31st, 2007

    Love those hand spun socks! Very beautiful. I just happened across your blog. :)

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