Thursday, February 05, 2009

Ham and Socks

These are the socks I showed in progress last week, now all finished and ready to keep my feet happy and warm. As you can see in the photo, my husband had a bit of a hard time getting a decent picture because a certain ham wanted so much to be in the photo.

Indie is both a ham and rather hopelessly attached to me. Any chance to nuzzle a bit - even just my feet - and he's all over it.

Here's a closeup so you can see the stitch detail a bit better.

I made these socks with handspun superwash merino. Of course, not handspun by me! My own spinning attempts with my trusty spindles are progressing a bit, but I'm a million miles away from spinning anything like the yarn used for the socks!

Here's my latest pyarn, spun from the superwash merino roving that I dyed and showed in a blog photo last week:

Getting a little better with each attempt, but still a long way to go. I do love how the colors worked up though! I've got a second smaller skein done as well, for a total that I think will be enough for a rather narrow scarf.

I also knit up my last handspun attempt into a pair of fingerless mitts, but I've got a long list of things on my To Do List this afternoon, so no time for photos at the moment. I'll save those for next week.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


nestra said...

I love your little ham!

momsue84 said...

I love Indie's name. How appropriate, and such a cutie!

~Tonia~ said...

What an adorable guy he is.

Love the socks. They are so pretty.

Your hand spun looks great!

knitspot anne said...

wowie, your spinning is really coming along nicely!
i love the socks; love the color! it reminds me that i also have a bunch of that yarn spun a little finer to knit a shawl; maybe it's time to take another look at it. soon it will be the season for morning glories, hyacinth, campanulas and all other flowers in the color family . . .

DragonsChest said...

I love the color of your handspun yarn. Indie is a cutie, indeed.