Hi, everyone. Ah, the gift of another weekend. And a finished object to share!
Handspun corriedale socks! Actually, I can’t remember if I mentioned this before, but they are 75% corriedale, 25% merino, if memory serves. I love them. This is the most success I’ve had from a handspun sock.
No pattern, just my basic toe-up. I cast on with size 1 needles 24 stitches with Judy’s magic cast-on, increased to 60 sts, and did a gusset heel (don’t remember the numbers there). Finished off with a 2×2 rib – my favorite cuff. It seems the 2×2 rib allows enough stretch for an easy fit, but enough of a hug that your cuffs aren’t sliding down.
I only managed to snap a quick photo of them on my feet… it was FREEZING outside. What I do to get pictures for you guys. I was sitting on this outdoor table tossing my shoes aside, pulling my WARM socks off and barefoot jamming this pair over my frozen toes (because I was not smart and did not wear the socks outside to begin with). You live, you learn.
Also I am a lucky girl this week, check out these lovelies out.
New yarns from Leigh, a.k.a. Wren House Yarns. They are both so special. On the left is Viola, a SW merino/silk sock, and on the right is Bluebird, a BFL sock. I’m smitten. You should try to get your hands on a skein if you can – so, so pretty.
I cast on a sweater this week! I will share soon. Also another FO is blocking. I feel so darn productive.
Have an amazing weekend!