Fastest sock EVER

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Seriously. I started it like less than 3 days ago. This is the sock I knit out of my handspun. I couldn't decide which shots were the best, so here are all the ones I took. This first pic I lightened in photoshop even, but it looked weird to lighten it a whole bunch, and it looks much more green than it is.
The colors are much closer in these next few up close shots. The pattern detail is very subtle, and hard to get in a pic.
This is the yarn I kool aid dyed today for my Morrocan Days shawl I plan on knitting. It's an orangey red, and I was going for something else but it will have to do. I may keep looking for the colors I see in my head, but so far no one has anything like it. I want a dark burnished red gold color, and I knew I wouldn't get that with the koolaid but I figured I could get orangey red, and I did. It's not as bright as this picture obviously.
Other than that, still no other fo's. I should have finished my shawl but I've been hooked on the sock. It's actually my first toe up sock, completed. I've started a few but never finished them.

So that's about it I think.

My loopy order is waiting for me at the post office. I have a few things I have traded for on Ravelry on the way. AND the big thing I'm waiting on is the Wollmeise I scored at her shop update. None are the colors I wanted, but I figured I was lucky to get ANY at this point. I really just want to see what the fuss is about, and the colors are gorgeous. It's the 80/20 twin yarn. As in 80 wool, 20 nylon. I got the colors Sultan which is rainbowy, Tiefer See which is a blue green, and Spice Market, which is browns and some orange and yellow I think in darker shades. We'll see though because they are the light and medium intensities and I didn't look at them I just bought. Heh.

Pics of those and more when it gets here!


Opal said...

I adore that sock. It's imminently droolworthy. :)

Knit & Purl Mama said...

Great sock! Love the color!

Valerie said...

Loving the socks, they look exceptionally comfortable!

Logan said...

Sweet socks! Can you help me out with something?

I'm still trying to spin and the result is utter crap. I have a book on spinning and I keep going back to it but I still can't figure out what I'm supposed to be doing.

The instructions in the book say to spin the spindle and drop it and then pull out the fiber as it's spinning and let it get caught in the twist. I have NO IDEA how to do that. I've been stretching it out beforehand and then spinning the spindle and letting it twist up...I don't know how this would make a big difference but there's obviously something I'm doing wrong.

I also don't know how much fiber to pull out at once. I've gotten a little bit better at judging how much will make what thickness and so on...but I don't know how thick I'm supposed to be making it.

And then after I spin it, it's too tight, and it gets all scrunched up if I'm not stretching it out. I tried spinning it back in the other direction to un-scrunch it, but when it's loose enough to hang by itself and not twist up, it just comes apart as soon as any weight is put on it. Is it supposed to scrunch up at least a little bit?

I'm really frustrated, and I'm trying to get the hang of this, but I honestly don't know what I'm supposed to be doing. I don't know anyone in real life who spins. Can you give me some tips or something?

Thanks a lot.

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