Spindle and Sock

In keeping with National Spin More Month, I’ve been working on some baby camel fibre. That lump is less than half of the original amount. I got it and my Kundert spindle at Maryland Sheep and Wool last year. Kundert spindles are turned as a complete unit, whorl and shaft together so the two pieces blend. Mine looks rim-weighted from the underside and it’s a fantastic spindle. Dug out my Teach Yourself Visually – Handspinning book for the Navajo plying. I’m going to make the chains and wind it all up as a ball, then ply it.

Hedgerow sock and Kundert spindle.

Finished the first Hedgerow sock for Janice. Added a picot hemmed top and took four rows off the heel flap. Love how the round toe looks! No grafting or seams, it was easy. The ShibuiKnits yarn is nice, it doesn’t split, no knots in either skein, and it feels very warm and sturdy.

4 thoughts on “Spindle and Sock”

  1. For Emily:

    I want baby camel yarn!

    Well, once upon a time, there was a mummy camel, a daddy camel, and a baby camel…

    [DELETE LONG BORING BIT]

    The villains pounced! Poor baby camel was covered in the stout net, and could do nothing but wriggle and trumpet for help. But no help came…

    [DELETE TEDIOUS BUT NECESSARY PLOT DEVELOPMENTS]

    Baby camel looked down, and to his amazement saw… The mouse he’d given a lift to back in the desert! “Hang on,” squeaked the mouse, “I’ll soon nibble through these…”

    [FLICK IMPATIENTLY THROUGH PAGES OF OBVIOUS DENOUMENT]

    The mouse out his front paws on his hips. “…So what do you think of that!” He finished defiantly.

    Baby Camel blushed. Mummy Camel chuckled, and Daddy Camel dipped his head apologetically.

    [FLIP OVER FINAL PAGE OF BORING SAPPY FAMILY STUFF]

    …And they all lived happily ever after.

    THE END.”

  2. I love the shibui colorway – I’ve finally added a couple skeins to my stash! I’m on the foot of my first hedgerow sock and hope to complete it by the end of next week; it’s a very enjoyable knit.

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