You know it's a strange day when I'm knitting pink and Margene is spinning green.....
I'm so not a pink person, but it has been fun stepping outside of my usual box....not only in the colorway, but the sock yarn blend.
It appears that the only flowers seen around in these parts lately are of the florist variety, but I thought this little Gerber Daisy looked so Springy against this finished silk stocking? Of course the sock truly isn't silk, it's a tencel blend, but is surely shines like silk.
Last week someone mentioned to me that they thought of plastic when they thought of anything tencel, and I have to admit, I kinda felt the same way. Having finished this sock though, I am rethinking that opinion. The knitted sock is firm, yet very soft, cushy and very wool like in the way it feels on one's foot. I can definitely see more socks being knit here in this blend.
Thank you for your encouraging words about my tangled mess. A lesson in patience was learned once again the hard way. Do you think that I was patient enough however to finish the second silk stocking before diving into this yarn?? Of course not...LOL.
For as many years as I have been spinning, I have never set about using my handspun for a pair of socks. Seeing the beautiful socks on Crown Mountain Farms website, however lured me in. I was concerned that I was not going to be able to get this superwash spun fine enough for a fingering weight sock yarn, but what I ended up with is a yarn that is almost too finely spun. I will knit this pair of socks up, but with the remaining four ounces, I think I will aim for a bit thicker yarn, but still tightly spun for another pair of socks.
I love watching this sock evolve....the colors and the textures of handspun in a sock are wonderful! I'm thinking there will be lots more handspun socks happening here this year too.
What are your favorite types of wool to spin for socks?