Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Socks #9 finished!

I'm so excited to show you my first pair of socks made from my own handspun!   They were so fun to make from start to finish!

So Knox had to help with the photo shoot :)

I tried toe up socks again (after getting Wendy's book) and am so glad I did!  These are super....with a gusset and all....plus they are nice and high because I saw I had plenty of yarn!

Pattern: Labyrinth Socks from "Socks from the toe up" by Wendy Johnson!
Needles: US 2 and 2.5 (for the leg) dpn
Yarn: Handspun Targhee 360 yards, sport weight
Mods: I used Judy's magic cast on for the toes and a sewn bind-off.  Did 6 repeats of the chart...oh and for the last pattern row I left out one little part of the pattern because it really is setting things up for the next row and I thought would look like a floating yarn over.

and for the spinners....I had seen where you could buy these spinner control cards to help you spin the size you want...it seemed like such a quick visual check, especially since I haven't gotten fingering weight yarn yet.  (They retail for $15) Then on ravelry I saw where someone had made one we could print off for free!  I got it laminated, so for less the $2 I'm good to go!  Do you want one too?  Go here!  (It is a ravelry link, I couldn't find any other!)

11 comments:

Davene McBride said...

They are beautiful! And Knox is too cute! Love, Mom

Alison Boon said...

They are lovely.Well done you. I like the pattern detail.

Robin said...

The socks look great! I love the soft "heathered" effect the handspun brings to projects. And how exciting to knit socks with your very own handspun!!! P.S. Hi Knox :)

milmom said...

NICE!

Lovs2Knit said...

Beautiful socks! Knitting socks out of my own handspun is one of my goals. :~)

Bea said...

Awesome socks. Thanks for the card. I haven't yet tried to spin thinnly (haven't spun much at all really) but I might decide to in the future...

Trudy said...

That's awesome- what a great "save"!!

Suzanne said...

Wow Leah, those are beautiful. The yarn looks so yummy and soft!! Enjoy them!!
Suzanne

KSee said...

Socks from your own spun yarn, now that really rocks. Great job.
Thanks for the tip on the control card, I do not spin but I am sending the link to my friend.

Judy S. said...

Very nice, Leah! You've been quite busy while we were gone....

Daisy said...

Those are beautiful! COngratulations!