Sunday, November 16, 2008

Socks and Stockings

Yes after many years I finally knit myself a pair of socks. The yarn is Alpaca yarn from Henry's Attic purchased years ago. Then when we had knitting machines at a guild meeting for our "Learning Tree" I ran a double strand of yarn threw the machine to make a blank for dyeing. Wala matching socks and I have yarn for one more pair. I knit both socks at the same time. My last pair I was knitting is still minus one. Just can't go back and do the same project over again.
My next stocking is for Christmas. I have the prettiest Christmas box for my brothers present last year, so I put the box in my scanner to keep a picture of it. The stockings were old world and just the way I like them. This stocking looks like one of the three in the picture. The light color is Shetland, from Bella my ewe, and the red is Corriedale x roving I dyed. Everything is wet felt. I haven't had much luck looking for brass bells so the bells are felted also from some BFL.
It has a hanger you can't see. It is spun from the same BFL then braided to look like a cord.

"If you talk to the animals , they will talk with you, and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them, you will not know them, and what you do not know, you will fear . What one fears one destroys."
Chief Dan George


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I love, Love, LOVE that Christmas stocking!

Sharon said...

Your "blank" socks are terrific. I still haven't even dyed my blank. It takes a lot of space to roll it out - shoulda done mine when you did your's. Good job and on both your sock projects!!

Purple Fuzzy Mittens said...

Congrats on your first socks! Beware, though, knitting socks can become addictive. As for the Christmas stocking, I've been meaning to make some for years, so I definitely admire yours!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Mim, Michael's carrys brass bells, there is one just off of Kitzke, over close to WalMart.
Love the socks :)

Cindy Hackbusch said...

I love those socks you made. Beautiful pastel colors. You are quite talented ya know.....I need to learn to knit!