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May Socks: Pony Express

May 1, 2015

I managed to finish my April socks and pull my bag for May.

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Specs:

Yarn- Regia
Colorway- Fallen Leaves
Pattern-Plain vanilla with a new heel. I ended up trying the sweet tomato heel, which fits just fine.

Technically the Giant pulled the bag, which is fitting since this month’s pair will be for him.

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The yarn is Knit Picks imagination in the Pony Ride colorway. I am not sure if I will do anything special with these socks or if I will stick with the plain vanilla. The Giant is decidedly undecided on any type of changes done to the socks. He is just happy to get them. Work will be crazy the next few days, but I am hoping to cast on soon.

In other news, I did receive two lovely additions in the mail recently. I ended up selling my Honey Bee spinning wheel almost a month ago, because I just wasn’t using it as often as I was hoping to and I really want something a bit lighter for a double-treadle/travel wheel. Because of this I ended up with a little extra money in my spending fund. This meant that when I finally decided to make the plunge into two new types of spindles I was able to jump in with both feet.

First I purchased this awesome 3-D printed Turkish spindle from Turtle Made over on Etsy. The spindle is so much lighter than any of the other ones I own and it spins like a dream. Also how cool is it that this thing is 3D printed? I mean how much further until we can just request, “tea, Earl Grey, hot”? (If you don’t get the reference, here is a delightful little clip set for you.)

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I ended up with an all lilac which is just fine with me since I am a big fan of purple. I was a little nervous trying out a Turkish spindle, simply because I haven’t ever used a bottom whorl spindle and let’s be honest the thing looks a little wild with the arms. After watching a Youtube video on how to wind the little “turtle” I was off and running. I forgot to snap a photo of the WIP, but I will try to later.

The second spindle was a custom order from the somewhat difficult to snag Texas Jeans. I worked with Josh via Etsy to get a custom order and about a month later I am now the proud new owner of this little beauty.

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I chose a Bocote and Curly Maple 5/8 oz Tibetan Spindle in part because it matches my Bossie (the zebra style on the whorl) and in part because I just thought it looked pretty. I forgot to order a bowl at the same time, but have remedy the situation and one is now winging itself to me as we speak. I purchased it from this store.

So that’s what is new with me, how are you all doing? Any big spinning or knitting plans for your weekend?

 

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2 Comments
  1. I’m only getting to dream of future knitting while I help my boyfriend move apartments. I squish yarn a little to take the edge off 😛

  2. Wow, they’re pretty! I keep meaning to try spinning but can’t quite put down the knitting needles 😉

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