Sock It To Me Monday 5/2/22

I finished socks for Audrey this week. For the kids I do a 56 stitch sock on size 1 or 1.5 needles (How do I choose? I use the first needles I find). I make them tube socks with a round toe. Why tube socks? Because I don’t like having to knit them new socks whenever their feet grow. The yarn is Hello Purl in the colorway Hotter Than You. The toes are a mini skein from my stash.

If you are knitting socks I hope they are going well.

Sunday Spins

I plied the yarn I spun on Audrey’s wheel. The fiber is wool and sari silk. The top hank is a two ply yarn. The bottom hank is chain plied, which makes it a three ply. It is by far the best chain plying I have done. That being said, I’m really bad at chain plying. Thanks to help from Liz I was able to get started with chain plying.

I have no idea what I’m going to do with this yarn. It is smooshy and I like to look at it. That is good enough.

Spinning Sunday

I spent the weekend with my Mom and sisters in Cedar Falls. We were there to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (which was wonderful). Before we headed to the show my mom and I headed to the Northeast Iowa Weavers and Spinners spring open house.

The guild has a great location – an entire building, including a dye studio. The guild had a small sale, with goods from members and a few wheels for sale. I found a Babe spinning wheel for a great price. We have been looking for a budget friendly wheel for Audrey, as she likes to spin. The wheel came home with me. I tried it out in Cedar Falls to make sure it worked well.

As soon as I walked in the door this afternoon Audrey was at the wheel.

After she spun for a bit we decided to customize her wheel. Let’s face it, Babe wheels aren’t pretty. Do you know what is pretty? Sparkly vinyl.

She loves it.

Now to find a wheel for Elliot. Audrey does not like how he has been eyeing her wheel.

I hope you had a great weekend.

Parenting Tip

If you have to go to Costco with a seven year old who wants everything she sees, I highly recommend picking up the newest installment of a book series she likes before you start shopping. It was the quietest Audrey has ever been in Costco. Totally worth the $9 I spent on the book.