Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ripped Again!

My socks, that is...... With the DragonFibers handspun,

I am hoping that this third attempt is a keeper finally. I made two attempts at doing the Berry Season Socks from 2 at a time Socks
by Melissa Morgan Oakes. My handspun is very dense and the gauge just wouldn't work out. They were coming out huge, so I ripped them again and started a plain jane pair using a 48 stitch cast on. So far so good, now, and I like the shine the yarn has in the plain stockinette. So, here is the third attempt:

I hate that I am still working part time and that I can hardly make ends meet, but I am loving my job and my 3 day weekends........ Everything is a trade-off in this life and things could be lots worse. At least my yarn and handspun stash is large enough to keep me in projects. Now, if I only can restrain myself from new purchases.


Katie said...

Those look like they will make handsome socks. :)

Zyle said...

Your handspun is gorgeous! I think it looks like it's going to be 3rd time lucky for your socks, they look great :)

Ria said...

Your handspun is beautiful!!!

I need to start knitting from my stash, I swear from now until Rhinebeck - no new yarn ( of course I just got back from a trip to Philly where I bought yarn at 3 different places) but from today until Rhinebeck!

inkberryblue said...

The socks look fabulous ~ such beautiful muted colours!

lunaticraft said...

Oh man, that does look beautiful in the stockinette! Those will make some seriously awesome socks.