I didn't plan to be away for this long, but holiday weekends do tend to interfere with knitting time. I had ten people over for Easter and while I love to entertain on this scale, and had a great time with family, there was very little knitting done.
I do however have a sock to show you.
This is made from Regia 4 ply yarn. It feels quite coarse in the ball and is reputed to wear like iron but don't be fooled by it - it knits up into a nice sock and is much softer than I expected it to be. As for the colour....that was an impulse purchase about a month ago. While dressing that morning, I had a passing thought that red socks would go well with what I was wearing but I didn't own any. Later that day, I happened on red sock yarn so without really thinking about it, I bought two balls.
A funny thing about colour is what we associate with it. I said once that I had never in my life owned red socks but that isn't true. I did once own red socks; even made them myself. I don't know if I genuinely forgot about these, or suppressed the memory, but when we were moving from Beijing, China back to Canada I made a pair of red socks. It was something for me to do with my hands while 10 men (honestly - there were 10) roamed my house and packed all my things in preparation for the move. It seems it was also a place for me to put all the stress of an international move. I never actually wore the socks when we got to Canada - they were the normal number of stitches but were knit so tightly I couldn't get them on. This sock fits much better.
I also finished a new skein of handspun.
This is made from Knit Picks Full Circle roving in colour "Wolf". I was so pleased with the last three ply yarn I did that I tried it again and I even surprised myself with how well this turned out.
The result, after washing and a good "whack-and-thwack" in the tub is about 120 yards of remarkably even, worsted weight yarn.
Not bad for a spinning wheel with only one bobbin eh?