After finishing a secret project (oh well, you can see it on ravelry already), I finished the Mystery November socks. Here 's one: don't you just love the heel?
I don't think I have ever knit as long on a pair of socks as this one. But that's the nature of being a mystery sock, dished out in weekly clues. I LOVE them! Not only the colores of the yarn, but also the unusual cuff, and heel, the lovely stitch pattern on the leg, as well as the twisted stitches for the foot. It was not hard at all to pick up stitches around the heel, as you can see it looks quite neat. At first I had trouble with the yarn, because it split easily. Once I got used to it, it went quite well. This is 100% wool yarn, not superwash, so they will be washed lovingly by hand. I did not block them this time, because I want to wear them right away. You want more specifics?
pattern: Mona Schmidt Knitstricken
yarn: Jojoland Melody color # y23, 2 balls with about 9g left over each
needles: cuff 2.25mm (will use 2.5mm the next time instead), rest of the socks 2.5mm 5 DP's
size: womens 10 1/4
start-finish: November 2 - November 23
I started two other secret projects, and I cast on for mittens with my handspun Goblin Eyes. I'm not quite sure about them yet. And I've spun up this lovely roving. It's from FatCatKnits (etsy), I've bought several colorways a long time ago. I had to have some nice colores in my hand right now, and it was such a lovely surprise after spinning 100% wool, and wool/mohair blend. It's 100% combed merino. Wonderful! That's all I can say about it. I'll be plying it tonight. I'm so excited, can't wait to see how it turned out.
I think I'm getting quite good in handling multiple WIP's! ;o)