Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Day Socks

I knit these socks way back in June, but lost them in a knitting bag in the closet. Dug them out tonight, and discovered that they were finished except for the bind-off. A few short minutes with a tapestry needle, and voila!

These are knit from my handspun yarn - the fiber is corriedale wool in the "New Day" colorway, from Spunky Eclectic's monthly fiber Club. I love these orange-reds! Nice to have warm wool socks on a cold night - it's dropping below 30F tonight, which is really cold for us in the Deep South.

Alke asked me if the Huck Lace will close when I wash the towels. Yes, the fabric will draw together more when washed, though it will not be completely closed and dense. It will also 'poof' a little, giving texture which is good for drying hands and dishes.

Jolene asked about the Russian Spindle - I haven't tried it yet. I'm going to bring it with me to our guild's Roc Day celebration this Saturday. There will be ~100 spinners in attendance... I'm hoping someone can give me some hands-on instruction. From what I've read, you DO spin with it supported in a little bowl.

Adrienne says she has the same Tibetan Spindle, and the shaft is hickory. Thanks, Adrienne, for the wood identification!


  1. OH! I love those socks!
    And I'm so glad I'm not the only one with those almost finished projects in the closet.

    I can't wait for the towel pictures now, but I'm sure you feel the same ;-)

  2. lovely socks :) I tend to knit more "patterned" socks, but I should do more simple ones by the looks of things! Never underestimate simplicity. They look very comfortable and warm... unfortunately it gets quite cold up here in Eastern Canada too!

  3. What totally nummy socks. The color alone would warm your feet!

  4. Hi Debbie B,

    Love those crazy socks! I just got my first pair of handknit socks and love them.

    Could you stop by my blog for a visit? I think you'll be happy you did. You have won some yarn!

    :) Susan

  5. Those are gorgeous socks!! (Made from gorgeous yarn!)

    It is funny how sometimes I stop a project just short of being finished. I'm trying to get better at that, but I like starting projects so much more than I like finishing them!


  6. Fabulous color for your toes! Thanks for all the good weaving/spinning info.


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