Yesterday my firstborn packed her suitcase and left for Turku for the summer. Turku is a city some 900 km south from here. She won't be back home before August. She has a summer job there and is living with her Grandmother. She was so excited and happy to go...
But after she left the whole house sort of lost its sunshine and happiness. All looked so sad. And so quiet...
Like a grey wool sock.
This is a handspun Polwarth twined knit sock. Usually in twined knit socks an after thought heel is worked but I wanted to try this classic heel. The stitches seem to be a bit longer than in usual knitting and the heel flap did not need as many rows as I normally knit for the flap. The purl side rows were really not that difficult to knit and not that slow either. The sock is very very thick. The rib is normal knit2/purl2 but it is a bit loose compared to the rest of the sock. Maybe smaller needle size would make it better. This yarn I spun seemed a bit stiff and a bit dead to knit with. It has somehow lovely homespun quality now that it is finished but knitting was sticky. So the sock will not have a pair I think.
The toe fits!
I had to embroider one lonely flower.
Cheryl of made a promise to herself to spin for 30 hours in June. I thought that it was a good idea and I'll try that too. I jumped on the wagon a bit late so I'm five hours behind but that should not be a problem.
It is very warm. Over 20 degrees. I have the wheel outside and I have managed to spin many short periods during the day. It is the grey Polwarth still.