Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Handspun socks

I thought I had posted in the morning, but apparently I didn't. not that you would have known the difference. why am i still talking writing typing?


My handspun socks are done! I love them. The color feels Spring-like to me.

The striping even almost matched up. The difference comes from a bit of inconsistency in my spinning. The sock on my left foot in the picture (top) was spun first and is a fairly even sock weight throughout. Apparently I was getting impatient with the second batch. The yarn for the second is a bit thicker throughout.

I should get working on dyeing the 2lbs of roving I ordered from Custom Woolen Mills. I'm open to color suggestions. Anyone?

I tend to get stuck in the same color choices time after time. I would love some suggestions. I started spending time flipping through Kuler for color palettes (have you seen Kuler? if not, go now. I'll wait.), but even there I tend to be drawn to the blue/green/grey/brown color combinations. I'm in a rut.

I'm off to Saskatchewan to see my Mom for Easter. Have a great (hopefully Spring-like*) weekend!

*well, Spring-like in the Northern Hemisphere. If you're in Australia you probably don't want Spring right now. or maybe you do. I don't know. I've never been to Australia. I'm still talking writing typing. I should stop now.


  1. I get stuck in colour ruts too. I'm not buying yarn this year, which means even I'm getting sick of steel blue (3 sweater's worth, all in different yarns!).

    As non-helpful as it is, I recommend checking out blogs. I think turtlegirl76 got me into a purple-lust I've yet to escape, and january one's current mitre project is a smorgasbord of beautifully-photographed colour mixes.

    Or (I'm listening to Moulin Rouge right now) take a movie or painting you like and pull colours out of there. This assumes you have a better control of colour than I, who's pretty much restricted to Kool-Aid dyeing her yarn, so this is all a sort of pipe dream right now.

  2. Yeah, ok, hi. You don't know me at all, and I just this second found you from More Than Mediocre, and this is gonna sound all terrible because you don't know me, but I hope you take it in the spirit in which it's intended: I really could shove you over for those beautiful socks. And as if that wasn't enough -- that color-combination site is absolutely the best thing I've seen in a really long time. So thank you. And nice to meet you.


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