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.


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.


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.


They only took about 6 days from start to finish.


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