It has been crazy the last few days. The natural dye class was awesome. It was a great group of people and we had a lot of fun. I'll report on that soon.
I have only had a few minutes here and there. I spent that time on a bit of spinning and on my TW2 socks for Sock In A Day.
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I love that the sari silk clumps in places. I used mostly burgundy, red, and orange with small amounts of contrasting blues and greens. The effect when a clump of contrast colors appears is very fun.
The finished yarn is very soft. Softer than either fiber spun on its own. This is about 125 yards of worsted weight, enough for an accent or a small project.
I completed my 18 hours of Sock In A Day knitting last night, just under the deadline.
This is how far I got on the second sock with the remaining 5.5 hours (12.5 hours spent on the first sock). I have just finished the gusset decreases plus a few rounds.
It is interesting to know how much time it takes to knit a fingering weight (30 sts / 4in) sock for my large feet, but timing everything took some of the pleasure out of it. It made knitting goal oriented. I am a process oriented knitter by nature. I prefer to watch the pattern rather than the clock.
I have had a few requests for the pattern for this sock; look for it soon.