Sunday, October 22

hunting socks

Wensday was the momentus day that I cast on for hubby's hunting socks. Lets mark this one down in the books. Its the first time I knit with my own hand spun yarn. It was very exciting! As of three minutes ago I am on the second sock and done with both the toe and heel, I'm in the home strech. Just a 2 by 2 rib on the leg to go! Ah yes, I'm going with the toe up variety, it seems to go quicker, and you get the hard part over with in the begining. The added bonus... no kitchener stitch:) Hubby is out hunting tonight so I had my little bro model the finished sock. He is just a 1/2 a shoe size smaller. A nother fun note is that I don't have to use much of the second ball of yarn, which means that I can knit a smaller pair for myself! The pictures look kinda fuzzy but I think it is just the yarn, being part mohair, they have a glow around them. I'm not sure whats up with my parents camera either, the coloring is different and the pictures were taken two seconds apart. I can't wait to buy a new camera! When is tax season?!

On the spinning front, my friend and owner of the yarn shop I frequent and work at , called me with some good news the other day! There is a lady who sends her roving to her to be spun. Brigitte asked if I wanted to spin the roving. Last year this lady sent her about 13 lbs. I can make a good amount of money and get a spinning fix that I can't really afford right now. Also she isn't in a rush to get it, 3 to 4 months is fine with her! How cool is that?! I love how things work out like that! I think God has played a big part in my fiber luck lately. He is the ultimate provider!

Next weekend I am going to a crafters retreat. I'm so excited I get to sit and knit all weekend long! I'm debating if i should bring my wheel or not. Its not too compact, but I'd have a lot of uninterupted time to spin. No kids saying thier thirsty or hungry or things of that nature:) I'll see if there is room in the vehicle first and make my decison from there.

Hope you all are having a fantastic week! I appericiate all of the warm comments, you bloggers rock!


Renee said...

The socks look great. It must feel nice to really, truly make them from scratch.

I'm glad to hear that the fates have aligned to give you a spinning fix and help make you some money. I love it when that happens. I always use that sort of cash to feed my yarn addiction. Groceries? I don't need no stinkin' groceries? LOL.

P.S. Jilly Bean is going to be a bear. Thanks for asking. I'm ashamed to admit that I let my mother purchase the costume and was mighty relieved when I could let myself off the hook on that one (not a lot of sewing patterns for teeny babies out there anyhow).

Allena said...

love the socks. i'm so glad that you get to spin that yarn, make money and also have fun. that retreat sounds awesome! i wish that there was stuff like that around here and i could actually go... alas.. soon enough.

Stricken madchen said...

Your dh sock is amazing. I'm very impressed that you spun the yarn too. I love how God shows that he cares about the little details in life & blesses us. ;-)

Christy said...

I went to a spinning retreat earlier this year and had a blast! I didn't really know how to spin so I knit most of the time and fondled everyone else's handspun. It was so nice to not be on a schedule and just CRAFT! If you can fit the wheel, I'd take it if I were you!