Anyone still out there?

Due to a rash of sickness I was unable to knit or spin for about two weeks. The horror! But I’m back at it! When I was finally feeling well enough to do something other than stare at the computer screen or lie on the couch, I started spinning my lovely alpaca…and what a delight it is. This fiber requires no predrafting at all — it’s so well prepared and spins up so quickly.

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The single (above) looks like it’s plied but it’s not. I decided to spin the natural colored fiber and ply it with that…good call.

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It’s just lovely. It’s heavy worsted, about 130 yards per 100g so far.

And the knitting…you would think that two months was enough time to knit a freaking pair of socks! Well, I mean, it is — but I just kept getting sidetracked. I finally frogged the lace I had started and decided to go with Jaywalkers, so I could take them anywhere and work on them in my spare moments. Good call.

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They only took about 6 days from start to finish.

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FO #109: Jaywalker Socks, in merino/tencel from Yarn Ahoy. For my Sockentine Swap partner…they’re in the mail!

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