August 7, 2007

Cowgirl Slipper Socks

What an incredibly hot summer it has been. After morning chores were finished, I would stay inside and try to keep cool. One spinning project was sock wool (medium weight/sport weight).

The rovings were weighted and then dyed.The dyes bled more than I had planned so there are a real"Dog's Breakfast" of colors - a little bit of this, a little bit of that!

I predrafted the rovings and spun in one day, and plyed the next day.

The pattern is called "Cowgirl Slipper Socks " and can be found in Interweave "Knit" Winter 2006. If you use this pattern, check out the Interweave website, and get the correction for a typing error (it is a small one but will make a difference on the heel).

I made these socks for my oldest daughter A. She is a "cowgirl" who works with horses.
(Photo credit of lamb "Issie" was taken by her when she and the grandchildren visited us.)
Photos from top to bottom:
- "Issie" one of the quads.
- The dyed rovings, before predrafting.
- Two ply yarn .
- "Cowgirl Slipper Socks".

Next on the spinning wheel - a fine weight sock yarn for a lace pattern.

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