Despite being off work ill for most of last week, I barely picked up any knitting until Thursday. Up until that point, it was just too much effort! Since then, I have been whizzing away on a pair of socks, which have been in hibernation since the summer of 2013. The yarn is some I spun, made of 50% Blue Faced Leicester and 50% Ramie. Ramie is a plant fibre that comes from nettles! Thankfully, those nasty little stinging hairs have long gone and the fibre has quite a silky feel to it. Here's a reminder of how the fibre looked before spinning .......
I actually had two braids which I split and plied to produce some lovely colourful yarn!
One of the skeins seemed to be a little less tightly spun, so I hope that the socks will wear ok. I will have to try them and see what happens. I do have plenty of yarn left, should some emergency repairs or reinforcing be required. I made the most of the sunshine this afternoon and my resident photographer (aka Mr JK) did the honours.
I'm counting down the days until half term now; I have a couple of 'big knits' starting during that week, so while I'm waiting, I'll carry on working on another snoozing project. See you soon for a real explosion of colour! xxx