Thank you, everyone, for your comments! (I know I don't say this nearly enough but they all mean so much to me!)
I learned to spin exactly one year ago (thank you Kristin!). And on this special anniversary, I am very proud to present my first pair of handspun socks.
I love the colors.
And the feeling of the fabric.
I know it's not the pair I showed you in my last post. But when I spun the merino-alpaca blend to navajoplied yarn, I had to knit it right away.
I just had to.
If the socks look like they're not the exact same size, you're right. The other one is slightly bigger. It seems I somehow managed to spin the second half of the skein a little bit thicker. I blame Lord of the Rings. Kristin and I spun madly on Friday, with the help of the Fellowship of the Ring and some wine. Wine and hobbits lead to uneven yarn.
I stayed away from both, and got a really pretty skein of the same blend in different colors.
I tried to make sure I had 3 lumps of fiber, all same size, but for some reason there were a lot of leftover singles, which I navajoplied. The bigger skein is a regular 3-ply. I like the way the colors show differently in the skeins. These will be a skein of socks for me (and yes, I have cast on already).
And finally, we have some sun in Washington! So I went outside and played with my camera. I don't know what these are called, but the flowers were so pretty, I had to take pictures.