I finished my first pair of socks that I made with my hand dyed, hand spun wool! When I first got my spinning wheel in March this was my dream (it's a simple life!).
These are toe-up socks, knit two at a time using the magic loop technique.
The wool started out as slightly felted merino/silk fibre that I had dyed. It was too hard to spin as is, so I carded it with some leftover bits of wool fibre and some nylon fibre, for added strength for socks.
These are the three bobbins before plying -
and the finished yarn -
For the heel I tried the "Toe-Up Gusseted Heel" from Maia Spins.
It worked really well. I also 'Knit 1, Slip 1' across the back of the heel, just because I like a tight heel on socks.
I have also been making jewelry, here are a few of the bracelets I have made recently -
These are wire work ones, I made the links and clasps.
The metal is coloured copper wire that I hammered - so fun!
This one is "Shaped Peyote" (from Craftsy Bead Stitching). I love beads and always wanted to try this technique. The class is wonderful, so well explained and easy to follow.
The beads are 11/0 and 15/0, round and cylinder.
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