Yarn for socks

Word Lily spins

I thought this fiber added up to 6 ounces, but apparently I recalled incorrectly.

My latest yarn (which I *think* I actually finished spinning before the 15th of November):

Two-ply merino handspun, from three different 1-ounce samples I dyed at the fiber festival in Iowa this summer. Stats: 111 grams (3.94 ounces), 328 yards, pre-bath. I think it's nearly dry now, so I can start knitting my socks when I'm done with Christmas making.

Want a close-up? OK.

I was hoping for sport-weight, and I think I came close to that. I’m not sure it’s quite enough yardage, since it’s less than 4 ounces instead of 6 ounces, but I’ll just knit the socks toe-up, I guess. Or maybe plan to add coordinating cuffs and/or heels.

Aside from the consternation about the amount of fiber, I’m head-over-heels for this yarn. I really love it.

The three bits I combined for this yarn:

Sorry for the crummy no-light cell-phone capture.

I’ve been knitting and crocheting quite a bit in the last month or so, too, but so much of it must remain a secret for now, so that’ll have to wait.

I’d really like to get back to my wheel, too, but we’ll see when that happens. I haven’t figured out what exactly I want to spin next, so it’s a bit easier to put off for the moment.

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3 responses to “Yarn for socks

  1. I think that’s possibly the most beautiful yarn I have ever seen! Can’t wait to see what it looks like when you knit it up!

  2. I am not much of a knitter. (I have only knitted three mufflers in my whole life!!) However, looking at that yarn, I am drooling here, wanting it!

    I am mighty envious of you…!!!

    I would love to see what you do with it…

    HUGS!

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