December 23, 2009

My first handspun socks:)

I finished knitting my first pair of socks using my own hand spun yarn. I am very proud of these:)
The fibre was organic Falkland tops purchased in a Rav destash. It is dyed by Mandacrafts and sold in her Etsy store.
These are for a Yule gift:) The colour changes remind me a little of Noro yarn but of course I don't tie knots in and add a completely different colour change as Noro do. The colour is Heather and it does remind me of hillsides full of heather.
I also finished some spinning. This is also Mandacrafts Falkland fibre, colourway purples. There is 194gm here and I spun 599 yards from it.A little better than double knit thickness I think? I love it and I don't yet know what it will be knit as, watch this space.
We have still got a white skating rink for a road but the main roads are now all but clear. Hope it stays like this for Christmas day as we are invited to friends a little distance from here.

3 comments:

Lynn said...

Amber, These socks make look like they would be wonderful for cold toes. The color is beautiful and so is the new yarn. You are a wonder everyday. Whoever receives the socks will LOVE them.

Nettles said...

they are so pretty! Those colours are deliciously soft and cosy looking.

Have a very happy Christmas Amber!

Roobeedoo said...

GORGEOUS!