Thinking Pink…and Purple

Look who’s been knitting!

Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink

Despite the fact that one striped and one pooled, I’m really happy with these. The fit is fantastic, they’re so comfortable and the cables are super sweet.  And I think they’re going to wear really well since I knit them at a tighter gauge than I usually knit socks on.

Man, it takes a while to knit a pair of socks this high on US 0 needles, but it’s totally worth it when you gets results like this.

Sweet soysilk socks
Sweet soysilk socks

I’ve been spinning, too, and even finished another skein of 2 ply!

Purple Haze
“Purple Haze”

It’s a merino tencel blend, spun from 2 oz of top from Ellen’s 1/2 Pint Farm that I picked up at Rhinebeck. I spun it on my Greensleeves Tom Foolery 1.5 oz  pink ivory and bird’s eye maple drop spindle that I picked up from Spunky Eclectic, and I’m thrilled with how it turned out.

It’s a little uneven, somewhere between a heavy lace and a light fingering weight. I wound up with 186 yards.

All skeined up
All skeined up

So pretty.

I’ve also been working on 4 oz of merino and tussah silk blend that I picked up at Rhinebeck.

Skinny singles from this Pewter top
Spinning “Pewter” on my Butterfly Girl spindle

I had to have this braid of top, and the spindle…that was a total love-at-first-sight moment. I’d been eyeing a Butterfly Girl  millefiori clay whorl spindle for a long time, and when she posted this one, I just had to have it.

This little beautyis .8 oz and spins a beautiful fine single.

A fine, silver single
A fine, silver single

This is destined to be my first 3 ply, and I’m thinking it’ll be two plys of the pewter merino/silk and one ply of a lovely solid burgandy merino that got from W.C. Mercantile (a fabulous shop, BTW).

So yeah, I’ve got a lot of spinning to do.

But, don’t worry. I’m totally supervised…

Madori loves her papisan chair!
Madori loves her papisan chair!

What a good little supervisor! I swear, this dog just gets cuter and cuter!


One thought on “Thinking Pink…and Purple

  1. Emilee says:

    Those socks are so cute!

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