I finished my first pair of holiday socks. Here they are in a lovely bush setting – it’s the deck of a ‘hut’ where we had a barbie to celebrate my grandad’s 89th birthday.
Here they are a bit closer. I must have had an extra stitch or two on the second sock (on the left) or knitted them a bit tighter because one has pooled a bit and the other hasn’t really. I gave these to my grandmother yesterday, luckily she has the same size feet as me.
I was getting on OK with the home made drop spindle, but I found out my aunt’s old spinning wheel was under my grandmother’s house. Mr M offered to haul it out and he helped me get it working again.
It’s in surprisingly good nick considering it’s been in storage for around 10 years. We bought a spring for the scotch tension and now it’s running quite well. There is only one bobbin, so I plied my spindle spun and some wheel spun from balls in ziploc bags. The red-brown merino is gorgeous!
On friday we’re going to the Bothwell Spin In. I didn’t realise till we got here that my visit was going to co-incide with the spin in, and I’ve managed to talk my mum and dad in to coming along to have a look as well.