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A Yarny Fall Day

Hey Everyone!

I have definitely been enjoying my day off.

I have been working on my current sock throughout the day.

While it didn’t get super warm today, the sun was out today and made it feel warmer today than it was. So I decided to was the socks I had finished up, and put them on the drying rack.

The hank of yarn I had ordered from Deep Dyed Yarns, which had been recommended to me by a reader, arrived today. So I got it wound up.

I definitely love the colors here, and I am excited to knit these up into socks. This colorway was my favorite of the ones available.

After working 5 days in a row last week, and only having two nights / one full day off, it is nice to be back to my normal schedule. It has certainly been nice to be able to knit the past couple of days as well. I have certainly missed it.

Fall, Knitting, Socks, Wool, Work, Yarn

Finally Getting Some Knitting Done

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It has been far too long since I have been able to post about knitting, then again it has been far too long since I have really been able to knit.

Life has been crazy busy since I started the full time job I am at now. I have been pulled in so many different directions, that Knitting dropped to a low priority. Other things like sleep were more important.

Knitting has become the reward for getting through another week of work.

The sock I am working on has been sitting a lot the past few weeks, and getting through the cuff seemed to take forever. I finally finished the cuff, knit the heel, turned the heel and got the gussets done so far this weekend.

Knitting, Socks, Wool, Yarn

100% Merino Wool Socks

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Today I finally got the pair of 100% Merino Wool socks I have been working on for the past week and a half done. 

I am interested to see how I like (or possibly don’t like) these socks in comparison to the other socks I am working on. 

These socks were a pain in the rear to knit up, since the yarn was two strands and kept separating, and one ply of the two was longer than the other and kept looping and slowing me down. The yarn was also super stiff to work with, which didn’t surprise me. It has softened up since I washed it, but it was still annoying. I didn’t have as many issues with the Palette Yarn. 


Beings today has been a little bit warmer (though it has been average for where we should be this time of year) and not pouring rain, I decided to put my socks outside on the line to help them dry as quickly as possible beings that those I live with don’t appreciate the smell of wet sheep. 


I had used the eucalan wool wash in Eucalyptus and Grapefruit, as I ha done single use pod in each, and I can only get about one sock washed with each. I had bought the single use pods to see if I liked the scents, and actually use them to wash wool. Honestly I prefer Eucalan Wrapture for washing wool. Though the lavender or unscented would be fine to. The wrapture is my favorite of the scents, and it has lanolin in it which is good for wool. 

Beings that I got them done early enough in the day, it is time to start another pair of socks!