Handspun Handknit Sockies
Yay! They're done! I'm wearing them right now even.
Knit on US 0s from my first handspun sockyarn. Roving was a superwash merino handpainted by Heritage Spinning and Weavingin Lake Orien Michigan (great store by the way, if you're ever up there, they do in fact have a whole room of sock yarn...)...
I spun the yarn with a little extra twist since it was for socks, then 2-plied it back from a center pull ball. People say that you need 5 oz for socks when you spin....I think I spun about 3.5 and have a good deal amount of yarn left.
Knit in the Elongated Rib pattern stitch from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. Good book, I recommend it, if only for all the handy charts.
Knit top down, traditional heel and toe, Kitchener toe graft. I used a heel stitch on the heel flaps for the first time, and I dig it. I'll totally be doing heel stitches from now on.
As far as the pattern? I think I'm not a Lacey sock person. I like the look of the stockinette on the bottom of the foot more than the lacey top. So...simple socks, more of you shall be knit!
Oooh, Elizabeth got the Mead alpaca handspun I sent! Go check out her glorious pics of it!
And a certain someone tagged me to list 7 favorite songs.
So, here goes:
1) Poor Man's House, Patty Griffin
2) Iowa, Dar Williams
3) Hard Times in Babylon, Eliza Gilkyson
4) Carry Me, Hem
5) 3rd Planet, Modest Mouse
6) Every Little Bit, Patty Griffin
7) All Wilco songs ever written.
So...go forth and tell us your favorite 7 songs if you so desire. I'm not the tagging sort!