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Monday, November 14, 2005
When I started that sock made from my handspun yarn (oh so long ago), I remembered how much I absolutely love to wear socks made from my own handspun. Almost all the socks I own are made from my handspun. So I started to dye some wool to make myself new socks.
Why do I like my handspun for socks?
I like to spin fine yarn so spinning up a fingering or DK weight yarn is so nice and refreshing after doing lots of novelty bulky yarns. I love 2 ply yarns.
The only reason I like to knit with self striping yarns is that it keeps me going. It's like I fool myself - "what is the next color" and then ooh ooh I get so excited when the next color comes and I then I have to keep knitting to see what color comes next. You'd think I'd gone brain dead because I can clearly see what color is next in self striping yarns. In my own handspun however, it's a little more mysterious as to how it will look knit since the plies aren't done for self striping, although it does often stripe.
I like how it feels. I use the basic wool for my socks and there is just something comforting about them. They're tough yet soft. Perfect for a favorite pair of socks.
I like thicker socks. I usually will make DK weight yarn so my feet stay nice and cozy no matter I'm doing. I most often only wear socks in the winter (my feet are still bare now) and therefore I really need the warmth. Gotta love that snow shoveling. Well, not really, but at least my feet stay warm.
The colors. I have ultimate control over them and I love bright colors. In the middle of winter when it's still dark out and you're getting dressed, what's better than slapping on a pair of obnoxiously pink socks?
But so that everyone isn't left out, I have made several skeins of yarn for the Spunky Eclectic.