Life got the better of me last Wednesday and I didn’t get a post up, so I just get to share it all this week.
I finished a Mockery sock last month in time for the UFO KAL.
Now that the KAL is over, I naturally can go back to my totally reckless casting-on of new socks. This is a modified Charade sock with unusual striping because it’s knit from a Conjoined Creations Flat Feet skein (I’m using “skein” pretty loosely here.)
I’ll knit the feet big and they’ll be destined for one of the men in my family next holiday season.
I had a mad dash where I used the recent Moonrover Darkside yarn and cast on a “Zuzu’s Petals“. Then I cast it off the next day. Then, with a complete disregard of my usual method of procrastination, I wove in the ends and immediately blocked it.
I love that it is soft and squishy and simultaneously elegant and rustic.
Also in the spirit of “new handspun is hard to resist”, I’ve joined a KAL for the “Toffee” shawl, using both ends of the Oasis yarn.
I am extremely satisfied with how gracefully the gold has transitioned to the orange and the split-bump method for Loop bumps is now definitely my favorite way to spin them.
The wheel has been mostly occupied with mystery spinning for the swap, which looks something like this after I fiddle with filters.
The 3-ply got me hankering for a sock yarn spin and I found a SW Merino braid from Four Rivers Yarn & Fiber sitting on top of my stash. The colorway is “Vicariously”.
Woolamina’s rovings don’t have regular color repeats, but I wanted the colors to be fairly evenly distributed. I have no pictures, but I tore the whole length of the roving into three long pieces and then split each of those vertically in two for 6 total pieces. I reorganized the pieces into three groups of mismatched pairs. Then I vertically stripped each group into a different number of pieces (sort of a fractal method), scrambled the colors and then just kind of threw them at the wheel. Each pile = one bobbin. Three bobbins for a standard 3-ply.
Fine singles happened in rapid succession and I’m already plying. I should finish tonight. I’m really excited to see what this looks like all skeined up, because high contrast 3-plies always come out crazy.