And with feather and fan, yet.
Yep, finished the first sock, and I’ve started the second.
While I haven’t exactly worn this sock for an extended period of time, it seems very comfy and warm — but not too warm. I think this is gonna be a great winter pair of socks!
It seemed to snap back nicely after I took it off my
fat shapely leg, so I don’t think there are any worries there. Don’t think they’ll stretch outta shape.
Carol in Prince George, Virginia asked if I have knitted socks for the King of All Remote Controls. Yup, sure have! These. I think these were for him as well. These too. And these. And the next pair I make, which I’ll start after these alpaca socks, will be for him as well. No feather and fan, but a fun yarn!
In addition to sock knitting, I have started a swatch for Something. Ooh!
Have you had much time to spin on your Little Gem yet? What are your impressions of it? Any chance of seeing a posting comparing your different wheels at some point — for example do you prefer one for spinning, one for plying, or do you just use whichever wheel suits your mood?
Funny you should ask — I just tried a bit of spinning on the Gem last weekend. And made a horrible mess! I was having a hell of a time treadling the little sucker. It seems I’ve forgotten how to spin on it.
I used to use my Kromski for plying, while spinning on the Lendrum. But for the last couple of spinning projects, I’ve both sapun and plied on the Lendrum. I do really like my Kromski, but it is rather noisy. The Lendrum is quieter, and I do think my spinning on it is better. That’s why I bought the Woolee Winder for the Lendrum.
I guess I’m a one-wheel girl at heart. Who’da thunk it?
The contest is closed!
Thank you so much to the 567 of you who sent me entries!
I exported all entries to an Excel spreadsheet and sorted them by subject line, so their order would be fairly random. The King of All Remote Controls was standing by at a remote location (Get it? Remote location? Hyuk! Hyuk! Hyuk!) Using the highest level of encryption possible, I emailed him the final number of contestants. He randomly selected two numbers, and I matched those numbers up to the corresponding lines in my spreadsheet.
(Yes, I am aware that this is way more than you ever want to know about how the winners were selected. Humor me, okay?)
The winners are:
Lori O. of Happy Good Luck and Penny K. Ladies, I’ve emailed you both.
And again, thanks to everyone who sent me an entry!
Lucy thanks you too.