I finished the socks from Cherry Tree Hill. Amy warned me that the yarn would run like crazy. I washed them, and they ran as she had predicted . I'm okay with that since these are for me, but I don't think I'd use this yarn for gift sock and it's too bad, because I love the short color runs.
It's June and I certainly didn't expect to be able to wear them this season, but it's been just that unseasonably cold. We've even have a couple of fires in the wood stove - crazy. The weather patterns are changing and I hope I'm going to like the new ones.
Double Eyelet Rib Pattern - multiple of 7 stitches. I cast on 56.
Rows 1,2 & 4: p2, k5
Row 3: k2tog, yf, K1, yf, sl 1, k1
This is what I have been spinning for the past couple of months - blah, blah, blah. My plan is to get enough yarn spun for a natural dye day. I have four wools here: the white on left is Bluefaced Leicester, then it's luster longwools in white, champagne and gray. I love how the colored wools overdye. The Blueface is for hats and the rest for double-weave wall hangings, just as soon as I learn how to do double weave. Did I mention that I'm retiring in four days and will have time to learn things like that?
Nothing goes without snooper-
vision, as you can see. With the socks finished, I have no stash yarn. I'm thinking about placing a Knit Picks order, getting a couple of sock yarns and some plain wool to toss into my natural dye pots for a fair isle sweater. Thoughts.
This odd structure is a barn loom that my brother brought down right after we moved here. It sat outside through the winter and when Laura and I finally assembled it, it was so damaged that there was no weaving potential left. It is a bird feeder now. I had planned to trellis the roses but they had plans of their own.
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