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I'm Susan and I live in a small village north of Norwich, UK. My main hobbies are reading, gardening, spinning and knitting, though not necessarily in that order....

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Socks..... getting there at last

After much struggling with those annoying double pointed needles, the foot of my sock is finally coming on. I thought I had been so clever choosing a pattern that was knitted on two straight needles - I missed the bit about swapping to dpn's on the foot....!!! I've never got on with dpn's before, but slowly its working.

I love the design, its from the calendar freebie from my Simply Knitting magazine. Just hope they will fit. In the photo they look grey, but they are actually a lovely brown/white mix.

They are knitted in an alpaca/blue face leicester blend, and are really soft. I've spun about 4oog of this combination now and still have lots left to do. I can just imagine a jumper knitted in it, but think I will stick to smaller projects for now.

Do other spinners find that they spin faster than they can knit, or is it just me?????

1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

No, its not just you-that is why I have taken up weaving; I can't use up the yarn I produce as fast as I spin it!!! Beautiful stuff you have going on! Ever try just one longer circular needle? I didn't get along with dpn either.