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fun socks

it’s really difficult to take some proper daylight photos if you work from 8am to 7pm and are never home before 8pm… but today i finally managed to take some photos of my new handspun and handknit socks (well actually this time i only was the model, tim was the photographer 🙂 )

yarn: fun – 50% merino, 50% tussah silk, 2ply, spun on my kromski sonata

pattern: once again my standard plain toe-up pattern. mash-up magic toe-up socks recipe i cast on 24 sts and increased to 52. russian bind off

needles: 2.5mm, long circular

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this skein was spun from one of my das rad der zeit connemara skeins. 100% new zealand lamb in shades of green, blue and brown.

it was really exciting for me as it was my first singles yarn… turned out hopelessly overspun, but hey, it was my first try…

534m and 102g.

i already started spinning a damson shawl with it and am happy to report: you can’t see the overspun twisty bits in the knit fabric anymore. yay! photos of the shawl soon!

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blue skies

… smiling at me, nothing but blue skies, do i see… (irwing berlin)

the first yarn spun with the woolee winder. i had to get used to it in the beginning, but we became friends by now 🙂

some infos about the yarn:

fibre is 100% shetland handdyed from wheeldale woolcrafts, i actually counted the rounds to determine the yardage, but i forgot to write it down 🙁 well, i think it was a bit more than 300m and 97g… spun to a single and navajo plied.