21 December 2012

So We're Still Here :)

Yep, sorry to disappoint those staunch Mayan calendar enthusiasts out there, as I write this post it's already past midday on 21 December 2012 Australian Time, looks like it's doomsday no more and we can all get on with our lives.

Well, for those of us who are lucky enough to do so that is. My thoughts go to the families and friends of the victims of Newtown shooting, I know I can never fully comprehend what they must be going through right now but I sincerely hope that somehow they will find strength to pull through. My Christmas wish for this year is that the US government and the NRA will collaborate on working out a solution to curb these senseless shootings so that those little angels and their teachers did not die in vain. I know being a non-American I shouldn't get involved but I just couldn't help this time, as a parent I feel the pain of those who have lost their children in this horrific tragedy, especially at this time of the year.

Sorry about my off topic ramblings, now back to fibre arts...

I finally finished the Skyp Socks for the old man, I started them back in November but only worked on them when I was doing the waiting around. The pattern is nice and simple but the result is rather elegant, of course I reverse the process and did them toe-up with short-row heels.
The sock blockers are homemade by following this tutorial, I think the heel part could do with a little more shaping but otherwise they work just fine :)

I also did some experimenting with dyeing the wool locks to spin a gradient skein, I used one of the small fleeces I bought from my sheep farm visit, it came out rather well I think :)
Three more days till Christmas, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas wherever you are :)

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  1. Love the socks. It's amazing how with the right yarn a simple pattern can look super complex. Love the handspun. Do you know what you are going to make with it?

  2. Thanks! The yardage is quite small so I'm thinking a shawlette?

  3. Good looking socks for the Old Man. I hardly ever block socks anymore. One time wearing them, then washing them, and they look unblocked anyway.

    The color is pretty and pink; yes a shawlett would be lovely!

  4. Oh, you make me wish I could spin! I want to do a wingspan with a color shading yarn, but can't find one I like! Beautiful yarn.

  5. Your yarn is beautiful.

    I do like those socks... was thinking this morning about jumping into making some socks again.

  6. Well if the NRA's statement today is any indication, then no....I live in CT, about an hour from Newtown, although I don't personally know any of the families, I know people who do....and I'm a teacher...Our state is in shock and it'll take awhile, today was the first day I did not feel sad all day long....sorry for this rambling...

    Love the socks, very cool about the sock blockers...and awesome dying....