Monday, November 21, 2011

What happens when you knit socks out of handspun yarn?

They go really quickly! We went to York this weekend, and I managed to finish the first sock more or less on the way up. Of course, I had to redo the ribbing because I decreased too far and it wouldn't stretch enough to fit over my (rather generous) calves. But now the first one is done and I'm halfway down the foot of the second. Win!

handspun knee highs

Hopefully by the end of the week I will have handspun thigh high socks to enjoy. Maybe even in time for Thanksgiving!


JoAnnaJae said...

Thigh high socks? Oh my.

This made me think of you:

I'm hanging with your extended family this weekend. :-o Happy Thanksgiving!

porpoise said...

Thigh-high in the sense that the ribbing will cover my knees. That counts, right?

Thanks for the link! I've seen the book in the bookstores, but had not seen the knitted squid on Darwin's lap. He makes me so happy I don't know where to start!

Enjoy Turkey Day - you are a brave woman to face my family!