First handspun knitting project
Look! It has only been eight months since I started spinning, and I already have a finished object to show.Yarn: my own handspun (from Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino, "Under the Boardwalk" colorway)Pattern: 6x2 ribbingNeedles: 2.25 mm DPNsInitially I was concerned that I might not be able to eke out a respectable pair of socks with my 350 yard skein, but halfway through the first sock, my worries disappeared. My trusty scale told me I had nothing to worry about. In fact, I could have made the legs longer, because I have about 20 grams of yarn left over. (Please don't advise me about the virtues of knitting socks toe up. I'm aware of the pros and cons, and I still generally prefer top down construction.) I'm actually happy to have a bit of the yarn left. It certainly won't go to waste.What can I say? I adore these socks! (However, I don't adore them enough to model them in today's 100°F heat.) The subtle colors and the random blending of stripes thrill me to my toes...literally. This is why I started spinning.