Rockin’ And Rollin’ Right Along

Making some progress here and there…

Just a little brief update. The hubby and I are supposed to be going to an old school birthday party for a friend of his today. Sounds like fun! But it meant I had to stay up a little later to make some headway on my projects last night…

Meh. I did have to rip back on my sock so I am only to the heel of the first sock today.

I'm pretty happy with the little bit of texture the sock gets from this mock cable. 🙂 But…if I was ever afraid of my yarn ball running out before, I am terrified now, lol! (shudders)

In the meantime, still spinning on this, of course.

The color on this just keeps on wowing me! This is one of my travel spindles, so I'm contemplating taking this to the party with me…Or should I just plaster a sign to my face that says, “I SPEAK GEEK.” Too weird? I don't know…A huge knitting bag going to a party. It could catch on, right? 😉

This is coming along nicely now, too. Still not sure monochromatic spins are my thing. But it sure is soft! 🙂

Time to rock and roll!

Comments

  1. That color wows me too, it’s beautiful. I just want to knit anything at all with it! You are really turning me into a sock person 🙂 I never paid much attention to them before, as a knitting project, but now I can’t wait to try them. I am crazy about the sock in the photo, it’s beautiful, and it just looks comfortable. One day I will be as good at this as you are…I’m on a mission.

    Thanks for a great post!

  2. That sock looks great! I would follow the knitting-bag-at-a-party fad.

  3. socks in handspun — can’t get any better!

    • I do still love my sock yarns. And strangely enough, the last skein I bought was also a green theme ( what is that?!). But, I have to admit, handspun sock knitting…it’s pretty fun! 🙂

  4. I have different bags with different crafts (a weaving bag, spinning, knitting…) and I seem to take at least one of them whenever I leave the house. You never know when you might have a bit of time or meet someone who is interested in being converted!

    Love the colours of the socks.

    • OMG! Yesterday, I just went to go pick my kids up from my mother’s house and I wound up talking to her all day. By the time I was ready to leave, it had begun storming horribly outside. We had to delay leaving an extra hour. The problem was, I only expected to jabber on about an hour and then roll out. I left my bag a home! I could’ve kicked myself! Kept looking around for something to spin with or knit with. I saw some of my knitting projects,but not a set of needles in sight!

      • Today I had to go to a school meeting and I knew there would be no time to knit or weave, but it was so hard to leave the house with no “bag”! I felt like something was missing, and kept looking at my craft bag near the door, fingers twitching to take it with me as I left the house.

        Definitely an addiction, just have to accept it and make sure I always have something woolly on hand!

  5. I love your sock colour choices! They look like you wear socks for a dismal winter day to make you feel happy 🙂

    • Absolutely! Although I have never before knit myself so many pairs of socks, I generally get out of bed to go to work much happier based on the colors I get to wear under all the corporate/business casual stuff, lol!

      • I have to wear thick men’s socks under my work boots, I wish I could wear cute socks but they wear out too quickly with my boots! I make up for my work uniform by going crazy with bright colours on the weekend 🙂

  6. I’ve been following you on Tumblr and WordPress for a bit now and I recall you saying you from Newark, DE? Any good places to get spindling lessons or supplies? I really want to try it! It looks like so much fun and your handmade yarns never cease to amaze me.

    • Yes! Well, I actually moved back to New Castle with my husband again a couple months ago. But, let’s see…there is Greenbank Mill in Wilmington for learning how to spin. Their next spin-in event is this Saturday, August 11. Folks usually show up around 10 or 11am and hang out spinning until 2pm. They do have spinning teachers to help beginners and spindles and wheels for you to learn on. I don’t believe they are selling equipment at the moment, though that could change any time because they have been generating a lot of interest in spinning. Still, you’re not out of luck to get a spindle of your own! Etsy.com has many options from simple to ornate to choose from. Prices range from $5 on up, depending on what you are looking for. You can also find kits that will also include some starter fiber on there for as low as $10-$15 (sometimes lower). Just do a search across the site for “drop spindle”. If you want, you can also narrow your search to sellers in Newark, Delaware. Good luck! 🙂

  7. I really do love the colorway on those socks. It’s just so bright and cheery!

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