I am knitting two-at-a-time socks on a long 47" circular. I prefer Knit
Picks Harmony needles and so that's what I'm using. They are #2. The sock
yarn is a really boring midnight navy superwash merino 75%, 25% nylon. I'm
making them for my hubby. I like to make colorful socks for myself or my
friends, but since he is a guy I decided to just go with a nice dark color
for him. He's always complaining about the toe seams in his socks and so
since I'm doing a Kitchener weave at the toe, I thought this might solve the
problem. I hope he likes them.
I'm also spinning right now. On my Matchless wheel I'm spinning some lace
weight angora dyed a sea green, and I'm beading it about ever 10 inches or
so. When I get the bobbin done, I plan to ply it with some very shiny
beautiful teal thread I found -- two strands of thread and one of the yarn.
Then I plan to make a beaded evening bag out of the whole thing. This yarn
is taking a LONG time to spin. Normally I can spin pretty rapidly, but
because of the beading it's taking time. Should be worth it though, but I'm
looking forward to finishing it so I can move on to just plain old spinning
which I love to do at night and which eases my mind after a long day.
On the other wheel, my Ashford Elizabeth 30", I am spinning up some
beautiful Australian merino dyed aqua and kiwi green and carded together. I
don't have a drum carder (yet) so have been hand carding rolags to spin. I
expect to get a little carder for Christmas though so I'm holding off on
this stuff for a bit.
- posted 8 years ago