Friday, 29. July 2011

Knitting socks

Facing my craftroom windows, there is a schoolyard. Now it is summer vacation time, and they are doing some rebuilding. They took down all the plaster from the buildings facade, and now putting on a new layer. There is one construction worker who sings most beautiful in arabic while he works. I love the harmonies of arabic music, although I'm not used to them and I could not improvise on them without a lot of practice.

Here's a pair of socks I finished yesterday:

skew1

TDF finals

TDF final

This doesn't look like much, but because of the 3 skeins that are laceweight 2ply, laceweight (crappers, I was aiming for a fingering weight) 3ply, and fingering weight 2ply, it is still a lot of yardage. The bobbin of white singles has got a large amount of yardage on it too, I estimated a minimum of 1500 metres, but it's most likely more. the cowl was knit from yarn I spun during the tour.

I have done 6162 metres, (which is 6738 yards) including plying the spun singles.
So if I have a 500 metres 3ply, I would count 1500 metres for the 3 singles plus 500 metres for the plying.
I have done 3710m on spindles and 2450 m on my wheel, mostly because spindles are more portable and for me it's more fun to spindle spin. Interesting to see how that makes me more productive on the spindle than on my wheel.

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