New Socks!

I finally finished the pair of travel socks I’ve been working on for the past 2ish years! I even had them while on our honeymoon in Niagara Falls – see:

Travel Sock in Niagara Falls

and now they’re done!

Travel socks are finished! 2 years in the making ;) #knitting #SITTM

Project Details:

Pattern Name: No name, just toe-up socks with a short-row heel

Yarn: Handspun by me – it started as Spunky Eclectic fiber. Rolling Hills colorway, I think? Possibly BFL?

Needle Size: Size 1 Knitpicks Circs

Time Knit: Started in 2010, finished October 14, 2012

I’ll be wearing these at Rhinebeck along with my Effortless! (uh oh I need photos of that, too)

 



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TdF and Ravelry *lympics

yep, I participated. You probably don’t know this because I was so crazy busy I never blogged about it. /sigh

So first, Tour de Fleece – I started out with my usual plan, SPIN ALL THE SPUNKY CLUB THINGS!

I pulled out all the club fiber from the Bin of Shame Awesome:

R’s iPhone is included for scale. This, btw is what 6 pounds of fiber looks like.

Once I took a look at the pile and then looked at my sewing schedule, I realized that there was no way, so I lowered my expectations and decided to just get 4oz spun and plied over the course of the TdF. I chose my fiber:

..and forgot to take a photo of it while it was still fluff. Oops! I do have an early bobbin photo:

Superwash BFL in the colorway “ooh la la tro-pi-cal”

I ripped strips from the prepared roving so there were shorter repeats of the color sequence, here is the bobbin with all the singles done:

Done! :o) now to let it rest so I can ply #spinning #tdf

I chain-plied it to preserve the color sequence:

 

and it came out gorgeous, IMHO:

TDF 2012: Spunky Club in Ooh La La Tropi Cal

 

I cast on socks during the opening ceremony:

My #olympic #knitting maybe I'll have socks in 16 days ;)

and managed to finish them almost the minute we arrived in Indiana for Pyro convention! Here is a collage of the knitting:

Olympic Socks

I LOVE these socks! They’re so squishy! I’m so very happy that I managed to actually finish something during TDF AND the Olympics (and technically, Summer of Socks although I didn’t officially participate) this year!

 

 



Knitting in progress!

It’s a miracle, a sign of the world ending, or maybe just my mojo finally returning.

I have knitting.

Weekend Knitting

(yes, that’s the handspun from the last post!) This past weekend, we had our first and only vacation this year.  We attended the Adirondack Nationals car show and then spent a quiet day to ourselves before packing up the camper and coming home.  During our quiet day, we had lunch at a new restaurant in Lake Luzerne that overlooks the headwaters of the Hudson River (which is rumored to be owned by Rachael Ray).  I snapped this photo while I was waiting for my Wasabi Ahi Tuna (which was SO tasty!)

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Shop goes back online tomorrow with a limited selection since I’m prepping for vending at Southern Adirondack Sheep & Wool next weekend – will I see you there?

 



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