Last year I won a prize in the Tour de Fleece:
A wonderful mix for socks, handdyed by Dutch Wool Diva
42% Wool – Corriedale
15% Manufactured Fibers – Nylon
All fibres are blended together. I spun it into a 3 ply in August 2014, sitting outside. Explaining how you can lace up a vintage Louet (like an S10) to spin really thin.
320 m sockyarn:
A nice round yarn. Soft, well plied. I’m happy with the spinning, it turned out just as I wanted.
September 2014 came around and I started Water Cycle socks straight away, a pattern by Tami Sheiffer. Today I cast off:
There are patterns for waves, vapour and raindrops in the socks.
I’ve put these into hibernation in October, when all I had to do was think up a cuff that represents clouds. I also wanted to knit them until I ran out of yarn, making the socks knee high.
These two ambitions were enough to make me fold when I ran out of steam and had only willpower to go on.
I was also pained by my shoulder which has come a long way now that I keep a better posture and a looser gauge.
Today I picked them up again and didn’t remember the ambitions. I wanted the needle they’re on. And I wanted to wear these socks.
So I put in the border I like so much:
1) *p3, k1*
2) *p3, sl1*
and bind off.
used 240 m on needles 2,5 mm. Toe up.
Look how nice the border fits the pattern: