Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Handspun baby socks

I wanted to make a pair of socks for my husbands cousins (relatively) new baby.

Both of these yarns are spun from merino tops.  I created the first by plying together one black and one white single yarn.  The second was  made by spinning a sea green and light blue top together to create the singles & then plying those together.

Handspun yarn

And here are my little socks.  They are sized for 6 to 12 months.

Crochet socks from handspun yarn
There is a slight gauge difference between the yarns - my consistency is getting better, but its not there yet.  Even with the difference I think that they look OK.

Crochet socks from handspun yarn

They are pretty cosy.  Hopefully the little fella will like them.

Crochet socks from handspun yarn 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Next batch of yarn

I've been spinning again.  I liked how the two colour pink yarn came out so much I made a two coloured green one.
2 ply handspun merino yarn

I think I am starting to get more consistent with my spinning - not perfect yet, but getting better.  I think that getting near perfect will take many years :)

I made this two coloured yarn the same way as the pink, by spinning the singles in  each in a colour and then combining them by plying.  I've not settled on a project for this little ball of yarn yet, perhaps another set of booties - ideas are welcome.