Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ahoy! Handspun Socks and a Pirate Sock, Mateys!





...and with that I've fulfilled my Talk Like a Pirate Day obligations.

With all that knitting this weekend, I did manage to finish the handspun socks I started in April, I think.



They are made from 4 oz. of Corriedale, dyed with Wilton's dyes, and spun into a 2-ply yarn. I probably have 1/2 to 1 ounce of spun yarn left over. They are generic toe-up socks, nothing terribly special.

I think these socks are a great example of how even beginner handspun can knit up nicely and make a good fabric. I don't have any great close-ups of the socks, due to the short days and horrible lighting, but the fabric looks fairly even. The yarn is most assuredly not even. My spinning has improved from this effort, even with the somewhat haphazard spinning schedule I maintain, but there are good uses for even "bad" yarns.

10 comments:

helen said...

*whispers*
i still have to use my val yarn.

Karen said...

you mean, even *I* could have handspun socks? Sigh. I aim for that day.

LaBean said...

See? Another Handspun sock knitter. And toe-up, too. And yes, Karen, you CAN do it.

Laura said...

only one sock? Does Dustin have a peg-leg?

Trillian42 said...

Hee! I know that sock pattern! :D

Looks great in the solid black!

turtlegirl76 said...

Ooooh the handspun looks pretty! And comfy! Are they pretty comfy? Heh. I slay me.

The pirate sock is awesome!

Sarah said...

Nice! Handspun socks look great! I agree, my sockyarn isn't perfectly even either, but I can't tell once it's knitted up.

Pirate sock! Dustin is happy I bet!

glittrgirl said...

Great socks matey!

the kitchener bitch said...

Super cute pirate socks! And the handspun socks look great too. Do you know how many WPI the yarn was?

Whirly Sue said...

Arrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!