Springtime Socks and Spinning
We’ve had some great spring weather around here lately. Warm and sunny and I’ve been doing lots of spinning. The skein that I just finished started off as this 85% merino, 15% silk roving.
It’s interesting that the roving had separate chunks of red and blue but once it’s spun it looks purple.
The silk makes it shiny and it’s really soft. I like how it turned out. I’m now spinning some corridale which I will have pictures of once it’s all spun.
Recently I also finished some socks. This is a stitch pattern from Charlene Schurch’s book Sensational Knitted Socks. I used the stitch pattern for the top of the foot and leg but used my own toe and a short row heel.
Here you can see the stitch pattern in a little more detail:
The only thing I would change if I were to do this pattern again would be to use a more solid colored yarn. I think this would make the cables show up a little better. They kind of blend in with the stripes of color in this sock.
I also finished these socks a while ago but only just got around to taking a picture of them. They are just plain socks knit from the toe up.
And, because I can’t resist, here is a picture of a silly pup known as Lily waiting for the ball to be thrown at the dog park. She loves springtime, too.